CINCINNATI - It was Feb. 9 that Channel 9 sports first reported on CarsonPalmer's plans to put his Indian Hill home up for sale.
A Comey Shepherd source confirmed that the paperwork had beenstarted to market the home which the Bengals quarterback built onfive acres after a permit was signed in 2002.
The original timeline had them putting it on the market thefirst week of March so it could be available for viewing in timefor the spring real estate surge. It took longer than planned butas 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 samestreet that had previously been listed with Comey-Shepherd whichspecializes 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 Palmerlisting gets and whether he is willing to make a deal as theultimate motivated seller.
Palmer, 31, went to the Bengals after the team wrapped up its4-12 season and asked to be traded or he would retire.
David Dunn, Palmer's agent, said released a statement earlierthis offseason saying that "because of the lack of success thatCarson and the Bengals have experienced together, Carson stronglyfeels that a separation between him and the Bengals would be in thebest 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 MarvinLewis. The former USC Trojan led the Bengals to the playoffs in2005 and 2009 - their only winning records in the last 20years.
Bengals owner Mike Brown has said several times the team wouldnot trade the former Heisman Trophy winner. Even if the team woulddecide to trade Palmer they currently cannot due to the NFLlockout.
Those close to Palmer said he should be taken serious.
Whether the Bengals do remains to be seen. The team owns thefourth pick in April's NFL Draft. If Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbertfall to the Bengals and they select either, that would most likelymean the team plans to move on without their former number onepick.