Carson Palmer traded to Arizona Cardinals

Palmer traded to Cardinals
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Quarterback Carson Palmer moves from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.

The Arizona Cardinals have announced that they have agreed a trade deal with the Oakland Raiders for Carson Palmer.

The quarterback moves to the NFC West side in exchange for the Cardinals' sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2014.

The 33-year-old told reporters: "I was presented with a contract [at Oakland] and I was advised not to sign that contract with no security, no guarantees.

"My agent told me that he would never have me sign that contract. That opportunity led me here to coach [Bruce] Arians.

"I've only got a couple shots left. I've been in this league for a long time. It's nothing personal, it's not statistical, it's about trying to win a championship."

The Cardinals cut quarterbacks Kevin Kolb and John Skelton after the side finished last in the NFC West last season.

Colts' offensive co-ordiantor Bruce Arians at a press conference in Indianapolis on Christmas Eve 2012
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