Things are getting strange in Oakland.
On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders acquired Carson Palmer in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals and before he even took his first snap in practice, ESPN was reporting that he was expected to be the starter on Sunday. More people have chimed in since then predicting that Palmer starts but Raiders head coach Hue Jackson has been firm in that a decision hasn't been made yet.
And now, the person who initially reported that Palmer was expected to start, is now saying that's unlikely to happen. ESPN's Adam Schefter cites two people familiar with the situation who say it's now unlikely Palmer starts.
Palmer's been splitting first-team snaps but Kyle Boller has been getting the first first-team snaps, according to reports out of the Bay Area.
Jackson indicated he would make up his mind sometime this weekend, possibly Friday night, but that doesn't mean he has to share his decision with the public.
If Palmer can't go, it'd be Boller lining up at quarterback for the Raiders.