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Carson Palmer denies report, says, ‘My house in Arizona is not on the market’

Carson Palmer has dismissed a report stating he had put his Arizona home on the market, pulled his kids out of school and moved out of state, with the assumption being his time with the Arizona Cardinals one way or the other was at an end.

Not so, says Palmer himself. The veteran signal-caller has issued a statement via the Cardinals organization denying all components of the original report.

“No, my house in Arizona is not on the market,” Palmer’s statement read, via Pro Football Talk. “And every year we have taken off for offseason family adventures so there’s nothing to read into there either.”

It’s interesting how quickly Palmer came forward to dismiss the report, which originated via a tweet from Jody Oehler, a talk show host for FOX Sports 910 Phoenix.

Further, even if some aspect of the original report had been true, it didn’t necessarily mean Palmer was cutting ties with the Cardinals organization. Head coach Bruce Arians has expressed hope that Palmer would return, although the 37-year-old signal-caller didn’t have one of his best seasons statistically speaking during the Cardinals’ disappointing 7-8-1 campaign.

All said, the end result of Wednesday morning’s frantic speculation about Palmer’s NFL future seems to be much ado about nothing.