CINCINNATI - It was Feb. 9 that Channel 9 sports first reported on Carson Palmer's plans to put his Indian Hill home up for sale.
A Comey Shepherd source confirmed that the paperwork had been started to market the home which the Bengals quarterback built on five acres after a permit was signed in 2002.
The original timeline had them putting it on the market the first week of March so it could be available for viewing in time for the spring real estate surge. It took longer than planned but as of Wednesday afternoon, Palmer's house is listed for sale at $2,100,000.
The only problem is there are three other properties on the same street that had previously been listed with Comey-Shepherd which specializes in high-end homes. They range in price from $2,700,000, to $2,549,000, with the low end being one listed at $1,695,000.
It will be interesting to see what kind of play the Palmer listing gets and whether he is willing to make a deal as the ultimate motivated seller.
Palmer, 31, went to the Bengals after the team wrapped up its 4-12 season and asked to be traded or he would retire.
David Dunn, Palmer's agent, said released a statement earlier this offseason saying that "because of the lack of success that Carson and the Bengals have experienced together, Carson strongly feels that a separation between him and the Bengals would be in the best interest of both parties."
The franchise took Palmer number one overall in the 2003 draft, hoping he could help rebuild the team along with head coach Marvin Lewis. The former USC Trojan led the Bengals to the playoffs in 2005 and 2009 - their only winning records in the last 20 years.
Bengals owner Mike Brown has said several times the team would not trade the former Heisman Trophy winner. Even if the team would decide to trade Palmer they currently cannot due to the NFL lockout.
Those close to Palmer said he should be taken serious.
Whether the Bengals do remains to be seen. The team owns the fourth pick in April's NFL Draft. If Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert fall to the Bengals and they select either, that would most likely mean the team plans to move on without their former number one pick.
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