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We’ll find out in the seasons ahead whether Palmer will be better for current Raiders coach Hue Jackson than Schroeder was for Shanahan. At 31, he’s four years older than Schroeder was in ‘88 - and considerably more beaten up. But he also has a more impressive resume and, unlike Jay, has worked with the Raiders‘ coach before.

Wish there was more to talk about, trade-deadline-wise, but that’s the NFL for you. Oh, there’s the occasional headline-making in-season deal, but not nearly enough of them. The league, it seems, would rather reserve that time for the announcement of fines, suspensions and other thrilling programming, like Rich Eisen’s weekly podcast. Check your local listings.