NFL.com Staff | Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Carson Palmer, Daniel Thomas, David Wilson, Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Reggie Bush, Terrelle Pryor, Tim Hightower
Palmer done in Oakland?: It gets more apparent daily that the relationship between Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders is nearing an end. Just when or how exactly it happens remains to be seen. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the team is willing to carry Palmer’s $13 million salary for now, but that’s not likely to last long. The QB was asked to take a pay cut, but that seems unlikely, since he would reportedly prefer to be a backup for a contender than remain with the Raiders. That’s not a unbelievable statement from a player who chose to sit out an entire season rather than play for the Bengals.
Meanwhile waiting in the wings is Terrelle Pryor, to whom the Raiders seem intent on giving the starting job. At this point, his fantasy value is inextricably tied to Palmer.
Dolphins excited about RBs: Now that Reggie Bush has left Miami for the Motor City, the Dolphins will begin a new era in the backfield — one that Jeff Ireland is looking forward to. The team’s general manager says he’s “excited for Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller.” We’d be more excited if he would have named just one of those players instead of both. It’s not surprising that the ‘Fins would use the duo in a timeshare, but it would be preferable for fantasy owners if one were to take the lead role over the other.
Giants to meet with Hightower: The New York Giants reportedly have plans to meet with free agent running back Tim Hightower. Injuries have kept Hightower off the field the past couple of seasons, playing in just five games in 2011 and missing all of 2012. However, he could add depth to a running corps that already includes Andre Brown and David Wilson. Hightower could fill a portion of the role vacated by Ahmad Bradshaw, but don’t look for him to be an exact replacement. As such, he’ll have limited value in most leagues in 2013.
— Marcas Grant
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