A trade sending Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals was considered a foregone conclusion after the Raiders made a deal to acquire Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on Monday afternoon. Trade talks between Oakland and Arizona have reportedly hit a snag, however.
Carson Palmer trade not finalized. Things "hit a snag" according to a source. Unsure if it can be overcome at this point ...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 2, 2013
The Raiders and the Cardinals were assumed to be finalizing the terms of the trade. Palmer was expected to be traded on the condition that he take a pay-cut down to $8 million from the roughly $13 million he was expected to make in Oakland this season. The Cardinals even released John Skelton to make room.
La Canfora reports that the terms of the restructured contract are currently holding up negotiations, but that the Cardinals and Raiders are pushing towards getting a deal done. Both team teams have a vested interest in getting the deal settled, as the Raiders want to get Palmer's contract off the books and the Cardinals want a starting quarterback. At this moment, however, it isn't entirely clear that the trade is going to go through.