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Palmer will work extra with receivers during the bye

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders reacts as he heads to the sidelines after throwing another interception in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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Oakland’s biggest two weeks of the season may come without any games being played. Carson Palmer is about to take a crash course in the Raiders offense.

The team will practice the next two days during the bye week, and then Palmer will work separately with his receivers away from the coaching staff.

“Yeah, I think that’s more important than going home,” Jacoby Ford told “Everybody wants to go home, but you definitely want to get this thing right with Carson.”

Palmer said he hopes to get his timing and rhythm going with the young wideouts during the break. It clearly wasn’t there in Palmer’s first regular season showing. All of receivers said they were staying in town to work with Palmer.

Of course, none of the receivers mean as much to the team as Darren McFadden. Oakland’s bye week gives McFadden a chance to recover from the foot sprain he suffered against Kansas City.