Palmer knocked out early with rib injury

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Palmer knocked out early with rib injury

UPDATE (15:20) -- Carson Palmer (ribs) was taken to a local hospital for "some further evaluation" but coach Denis Allen anticpates that Palmer will be flying home with the team.

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UPDATE: (11:45) -- Both Carson Palmer (ribs) and Tyvon Branch (foot) will not return to the game, the Raiders announced.

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UPDATE: (11:25) -- X-rays on Carson Palmer's ribs came back negative, but he remains in a lot of pain and his return in questionable.

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CHARLOTTE -- Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer was knocked out of the game late in the first quarter with what was described as a rib injury. His return was described as "questionable."

On a busted play, Palmer rolled out to the right and just as he released the ball, Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy lowered his helmet and speared him in the back. Hardy picked up a roughing-the-passer penalty but did not seem to mind.

Hardy did a celebration over the prone Palmer before moving toward the Raiders sideline and mocking them by putting up his hands as if to frame the players.

Matt Leinart replaced Palmer. Earlier, Terrelle Pryor was in on the Raiders' second play from scrimmage and threw a pass to Palmer, who was lined up wide right. Palmer then hit Pryor for a 22-yard gain.

Also, strong safety Tyvon Branch suffered a foot injury and his return was questionable.

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.

He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.

One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.

“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.

“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.

So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.