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Carson Palmer Will Start For Raiders In Week 7, According To Report

The Oakland Raiders have apparently made their decision on the question of who will be the starting quarterback this weekend and the answer is Carson Palmer. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning that the Raiders are expected to start Palmer this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In Tuesday night's introductory press conference, head coach Hue Jackson wouldn't say who was starting for the Raiders in Week 7 but on Wednesday morning Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders strongly suggested that it would be Palmer.

ESPN's report confirms what we thought: Palmer is starting.

Saunders talked with 610 Sports in Kansas City on Wednesday morning and his words didn't bode well for Kyle Boller, the Raiders other option at quarterback.

"He walked out on the field yesterday and everybody kind of looked at everybody and said, 'You know what, this is a real quarterback.' That was the comment made by a couple of people as they just watched him throw. It just depends on how quickly he feels comfortable in what we're doing and that shouldn't take too long."

So it'll be Palmer on Sunday against the Chiefs just five days after the Raiders made the blockbuster trade to acquire him.