Len Pasquarelli wrote a less than compelling piece on Carson Palmer today for ESPN.com.
Apparently, it's breaking news that Palmer isn't a "lock" to start the season-opener in Kansas City.
The story is ill-timed because the determination of Palmer's readiness for the start of the regular season was never going to be made after the first week of August. With just one week of training camp in the books, and the first preseason game still one week away, there are still many non-guarantees in Bengals camp.
Palmer's performance thus far in training camp has given the Bengals no reason to be more or less optimistic than they were during mini-camp. Perhaps Pasquarelli will do a follow-up piece at the end of August when it matters.