Bengals react to Palmer trade


Bengals react to Palmer trade

The news that Carson Palmer had been traded to the Raiders filtered into the Cincinnati locker room Tuesday morning, producing a variety of reactions from players. Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Joe Reedy spoke with a number of Bengals. Here is a sampling of their quotes. The complete article is available on his Bengals blog.

LT Andrew Whitworth
I think guys respect him. You realize that he didnt want to be here and he didnt believe in this place and you go forward. You still respect him as a friend and the years we put in together, but you realize that he just made a choice he felt was best for him and his family.

QB Andy Dalton
I really dont know much about the whole situation. It hasnt been anything that weve focused on. Weve just tried to take care of our business and I think weve done a good job of that.

LB Rey Maualuga
Im just glad that both sides got something worked out and he gets to play football again and be happy in California and Oakland got a good quarterback in Carson. Both sides are happy I am just glad he gets to move on with his life.

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LB Thomas Howard
I just heard as I was coming in from the walk-through that he was going to Oakland and hes reunited with Hue (Jackson). I think its a good fit for him. I know theyre definitely getting a good quarterback. Hes a friend of mine. I played college ball with his brother so Ive known him for a while. Im happy for him.

RB Cedric Benson
Im sure the waters run a lot deeper with Carson in this organization. From my point of view the run game is coming back, (we have) a new offensive coordinator who likes to be physical. I just thought we could find a lot of success. Like I said the waters may have run deeper with it and (he) was fed up.

RG Bobbie Williams
Kudos to Carson. There aint too much that I can say about it. Just good luck to everybody, to Carson and were just going to continue playing ball here in Cincinnati. I dont know about the details but whatever it is Im pretty sure we got what we wanted, he got what he wanted and well go from there.

WR Andre Caldwell
I know he wanted to be on the West Coast. He wanted to do what was best for him and his family and that was join a different team. I hope for the best for him. Hes a good friend, a good guy so I know hes doing it for the best for him and his family.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.