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Carson Palmer Not Concerned With Preseason Performance

Through the Oakland Raiders' first two preseason games, Carson Palmer hasn't exactly appeared to be in midseason form. He's completed just 16 of 30 passes for 140 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns.

While the early struggles and 38.2 passer rating might have some fans concerned, Palmer isn't worried.

"That's what (preseason) is for, really, unless you're a young guy that hasn't played and just wants to get acclimated to the speed of the game," Palmer said, according to "I've been around long enough, and that's not something I'm trying to do."

While it may look to the casual eye like Palmer is making poor reads and missing open receivers, he said it's all a result of working through the offense.

"There are things we'll work on and plays we'll put in we normally wouldn't put in, or if we want to see if this guy can run by that guy. There are a ton of situations that come up where you do things you wouldn't do in a regular-season game," Palmer said.

Palmer isn't the only person not worrying about his preseason play. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen isn't concerned either.

"I don't have any reservations or any doubts at all about Carson Palmer," Allen said.

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