The Oakland Raiders’ bye week is a working week for quarterback Carson Palmer.
In the aftermath of his three-interception debacle in Sunday’s 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Palmer is using this bye week to build chemistry with the Raiders’ receivers. After Wednesday’s practice, the Raiders must take a four-day NFL-mandated break from organized workouts. However, Palmer and several receivers plan to remain in town to work out on their own. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Louis Murphy and Derek Hagan all told the Contra Costa Times that they would not leave town during the bye.
Palmer and his receivers need the extra work. This is another reason to be optimistic about Heyward-Bey's season-long prospects. He has come into his own this season with four-straight 82+ yard games. Better yet, he has performed no matter who has been throwing the ball.