Today I received the first indications that Cincinnati may be playing hard to get over Carson Palmer.
Although I understand the teams previously agreed on a price – set at a 5th round pick and a conditional 3rd rounder – a source separate to the ones we’ve been using on this story has suggested the Bengals are now asking for more. The price in question is so high that it’s unlikely a deal would be completed under those terms.
We’re told that Carson Palmer still remains Pete Carroll’s #1 choice at quarterback for next season.
I have contacted my original sources for more information to see if this is the case. Stay tuned.