Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen indicated today that their plan is to have Carson Palmer as their starting quarterback going into 2013.
“That’s the plan. Carson had a really good year last year. Threw for over 4,000 yards,” said Allen, per Evan Silva of Rotoworld.com.
The Raiders are currently $2.4 million over the salary cap. If they release Palmer they will save $15 million. It makes sense for them to cut him and then try to re-sign him at a lower salary.