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Raiders Vs Chiefs Odds: Line Drops After Rumors Surface That Carson Palmer Won't Play

Apparently Las Vegas doesn't have a lot of faith in Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor. With reports surfacing that new Raiders QB Carson Palmer may not start - or may not even play - the line in the Raiders/Chiefs game went from -6 to -4 in a matter of less than an hour. 

Reporter John Dickinson posted on Twitter that Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson was hinting at the idea that more than one QB could see the field this Sunday, and Adam Schefter is reporting that his sources tell him it's looking like Carson Palmer won't even see the field.

"I'm 95 percent sure he is not going to play," one source close to the situation said Friday afternoon. "Practicing Wednesday and Thursday, he felt he's not ready to make those high-velocity throws yet. Maybe they could decide something at the last minute, but I don't think he's going to play."

This comes after Raiders' Offensive Coordinator Al Saunders said earlier this week, matter-of-factly, that if Palmer "is breathing, he's playing." It looks like that's maybe not the case. Getting off your couch, learning an offense, and playing in an NFL game in a matter of a few days might not be the best gameplan, even if Palmer is the most talented option for the Raiders. With their bye week coming up, Oakland may decide it's best to give Palmer more time to transition and rely on their backups for one more game. 

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