Hue Jackson: Carson Palmer Played No Role In Houshmandzadeh Signing

By Shawn Etemadi

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson has dismissed rumors that Carson Palmer recommended the team to sign former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, citing his [Jackson’s] previous experience with the wide-out — as the wide receivers coach of the Bengals — as the primary reason for the signing.

When asked if Palmer played any role in the signing, Jackson said:

“None. A lot of people have said – and I’ve heard all the reports; you walk around and look, and some of the coaches have their TVs on – ‘Oh, this is a Carson Palmer deal.’

“Carson Palmer had nothing to do with this. I tried to get T.J. during training camp.

“People forget that I had a relationship with T.J. I coached him and I know exactly what he is. So, this wasn’t Carson’s idea, by no stretch.”

Stay tuned for the Oakland Raiders week nine team report.

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