Despite ‘out’ status, could QB Palmer play?

Chances are it never will become an issue. But what if it did?

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer was listed as “out” on Wednesday’s injury report. He was listed as “out” on it again both Thursday and Friday.

Yet today, Palmer has been listed as the Bengals third quarterback. Palmer is not in uniform, so it shouldn’t and in all probability won’t be an issue.

But could a quarterback listed as out during the week enter the game in the fourth quarter in an emergency?

NFL Network ace numbers man Matthew Pomeroy wrote that “as far back as I can (tell), there has never been a player enter the game after being ruled out.”

And it is expected to stay the same today. But what if … ?

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