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Raiders have a tough decision to make on Carson Palmer

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 06: Mike Adams #20 of the Denver Broncos sacks Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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With Raiders coach Dennis Allen that the time has come to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor play, the questions becomes whether Allen and the rest of the organization will soon be coming to the conclusion that quarterback Carson Palmer should not play.

Though Allen stopped short of suggesting that Palmer could be benched this season, in the offseason Palmer could, in theory, be cut.

Palmer, who arrived via trade in 2011, is due to earn a base salary of $13 million in 2013. The Raiders may decide that they can’t justify paying that much money to Palmer.

So unless Palmer takes less from the Raiders, he may get nothing and like it. Or nor like it. Either way, it’s hard to see him getting every penny he’s due to make next year.