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NFL Trade Rumors: Will Miami Dolphins Make a Deal for Carson Palmer?

CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 26:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals 34-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2011

The Carson Palmer saga in Cincinnati has been going on since the end of last season. Palmer insisted that he wanted to be traded. If he was not traded, he said he would retire.

So far, the Bengals have refused to trade him and he has retired.

Now it appears that this battle between two stubborn parties might be coming to an end.

According to Rich Smith of AllSportsIntel, the Miami Dolphins have started talking to the Bengals about trading for the former Pro Bowl passer. He posted the following update on his Twitter:

**NFL** Just received a call that the Miami Dolphins are talking to the Cincinnati Bengals about QB Carson Palmer.

I can't imagine a better fit for Carson Palmer than the Dolphins.

The Dolphins could use a change at quarterback. Chad Henne isn't the worst starting quarterback in his league, but his turnovers consistently keep the Dolphins from winning games.

The fans had turned against Henne before this season even started and I'm not so sure that the team hasn't lost belief in him.

It's not hard to imagine the Dolphins being a pretty good team if they had a steadier hand at quarterback. Carson Palmer would be that steady hand.

Of course, since Palmer is retired, he will have to give an indication that he would be willing to play for the Dolphins before any trade is made. The Dolphins aren't going to work on a deal if they don't have some sort of guarantee from him.

This deal makes a ton of sense for both teams. The Bengals need to get something for Palmer and the Dolphins really need to upgrade at quarterback.

Look for these two to get a deal done sooner rather than later.

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