Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati, according to one report
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer will ask the team to trade him or he will consider retiring, according to a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
With Coach Marvin Lewis returning to the team, it appeared Palmer would also return despite growing fan frustration with his inability to lead the team to a winning record. Palmer is under contract through 2014.
Palmer had 20 passes intercepted in 2010, including five that were returned for touchdowns. With wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens both likely to be playing elsewhere next season, the Bengals figure to have a very young receiving corps.
Palmer has reportedly grown tired of the team's inconsistency, and he has also dealt with significant knee and elbow injuries since being the No. 1 overall pick in 2003.
Photo: Carson Palmer changes the play at the line of scrimmage against Miami during a regular-season game in October. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty Images