CARSON PALMER OUT AT LEAST ONE MORE WEEK
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 10, 2008, 1:01 p.m. EST
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said today that he doesn’t expect Carson Palmer to practice this week or play on Sunday.
That means Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his sixth start of the season against the Eagles.
Per Bengals.com, Palmer was scheduled last week to meet with doctors in Los Angeles during the bye week. Palmer has missed most of the season with an injured throwing elbow.
Although the Bengals have avoided saying Palmer is out for the season, it’s hard to see why they would bring him back late in the year to risk further injury after the Bengals have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Whether the Bengals say so or not, with each passing week it looks more like Fitzpatrick is their starter for the rest of 2008.