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Carson Palmer reportedly mad at Bengals' stance on Jordan

Carson Palmer, who has been in a standoff with the Cincinnati Bengals all offseason, reportedly is accusing the team of spiting his brother, Jordan, the team's third-string quarterback.

According to, Dennis Janson of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati tweeted Wednesday night: "Carson Palmer tells friend, #Bengals are toying with brother Jordan. Few reps etc. Expects him to be cut but too late to sign elsewhere."

Carson Palmer told the Bengals after last season that he would retire if they didn't trade him. The Bengals have maintained they will not trade Palmer, and so far the 31-year-old has been true to his word. He was placed on a reserve list when he didn't report to camp, but he apparently hasn't made his retirement official with the NFL.

Cincinnati drafted Andy Dalton from TCU and signed veteran Bruce Gradkowski, both of whom are ahead of Jordan Palmer on the depth chart (second-year pro Dan LeFevour is the fourth-string quarterback).

Jordan Palmer, 27, re-signed with the team in July, accepting his restricted free-agency tender. The contract isn't guaranteed, and he can be cut at any time.

Jordan Palmer has been with the Bengals since 2008, but he has attempted just 15 passes during the regular season. He played sparingly in the Bengals' preseason opener last Friday against the Detroit Lions, with Dalton receiving most of the work.

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