Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey, David Ausberry and Eddie McGee all spent time working out in California with veteran receiver Terrell Owens this offseason.
“It was great for them,” Palmer said of his young teammates. “It was our fourth or fifth day in a row of throwing and they were tired and sore and for them to see another guy, that’s not on a team, that’s grinding… I think it was a little bit of an eye-opener for them, like, ‘All right, he’s what, 50? Forty? Thirty?’ I don’t know. To see him work the way he was working, I think it gave him appreciation for what it means to be the fourth, fifth, third all-time leading guy.”
Palmer made it clear that he doesn’t have any problems with Owens from their one season together with the Cincinnati Bengals.
“It’s good to be around that,” Palmer said, while adding he has no issues with Owens, despite rumors of such from their one season together in Cincinnati.
“I think it was good for them to see that’s what it takes if you want to play for a long time and you want to be successful and have yards and catches and touchdowns and all that and that’s what it takes to work.”
Palmer really loves the Raiders wide receiver’s heading into this season.
“I love the guys we have,” Palmer said. “I don’t know where the spots are to be had. You can only carry so many receivers…training camp, at that position, is going to be really interesting because there’s a lot of guys. There’s too many guys.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone