Carson’s Crib on the Block


Got a spare $2.9 million? Then you can buy Carson Palmer’s house.

"The four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom, 4,380-square-foot Mediterranean has a panoramic hilltop view of the Pacific, Santa Catalina Island, city lights and an open canyon below. The top level has an entry deck, an ocean-view office and a two-car attached garage. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and Viking stainless-steel appliances. There are formal dining and living rooms. The master bedroom suite occupies an entire floor and includes a cedar-lined walk-in closet, an office with a private balcony, a sitting area with a fireplace and a master bath."

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The Bengals defense won Friday’s intrasquad scrimmage 44-27. The offense was without its top two receivers, Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, as well as RB Rudi Johnson, all of whom were nursing minor dings. In their absence, Jerome Simpson, Antonio Chatman and Chris Perry had a chance to shine.

Houshmandzadeh says his agent appeared at camp to check on his tweaked hamstring, not to talk to the team about a new contract. T.J. missed all of the 2003 season with a hamstring injury. Housh, whose deal is up after this season, doesn’t see a new agreement getting done anytime soon.

Carson Palmer calls LB Brandon Johnson, who’s been subbing for absent first-round pick Keith Rivers, the MVP of the first week of camp.

DE Antwan Odom’s injury is to the fifth metatarsal, the outside bone in the foot that connects to the little toe.

Former Bengals LB Odell Thurman entered a plea of not guilty to charges of punching a guy at a waterpark.

Third-and-Artrell is calling it a career.

AFC North Watch: The Browns have lost LB Antwan Peek for the preseason following a knee scope.

Baltimore CB Fabian Washington will miss the opener against the Bengals thanks to a 1-game suspension from the league.

The Steelers’ new punter blows.