Bengals won't trade Carson Palmer

July 26, 2011 - 12:14 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals say they won't trade quarterback Carson Palmer, who wants to leave one of the NFL's least-successful franchises.

Owner Mike Brown said on Tuesday that he won't satisfy the quarterback's request for a trade. Brown says that a trade would reward Palmer for failing to play out the rest of his contract. Instead, they'll let him go ahead with his plan to retire rather than play for the Bengals.

Brown indicated that the team will look for another veteran quarterback in free agency, but plans to move ahead with second-round draft pick Andy Dalton as the possible starter.

The Bengals will hold their first practice in Georgetown, Ky., on Saturday, two days later than originally planned.