The proposed trade sending quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours, sources directly involved in the negotiations told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.
Branden Albert was absent from the start of the Kansas City Chiefs' offseason workouts Monday and said Tuesday that until he gets a "definitive answer" on whether he will be traded he'll continue to stay away.
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen compared the progress of his new quarterback, Matt Flynn, to that of Matt Schaub and Aaron Rodgers, who have excelled as starters after years as backups to start their careers.
Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday.
Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Opening Day.