Carson Palmer 3 | Quarterback

Arizona Cardinals

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Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Palmer threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Oakland. Impact: It was Palmer's first game against the Raiders since being traded following the 2012 season. Palmer has four touchdowns and one interception in two games since returning from injury.(STATS, 11:53am)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday in Oakland, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: Palmer logged his first full practice Friday since Week 1, when he sustained the nerve issue that has plagued his second campaign with the Cardinals. With a friendly matchup on tap (the Raiders have allowed 275 passing yards per game and six total touchdown passes over the past three outings), he'll look to resume his union with the wideout trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd (groin), and John Brown (hamstring).(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Palmer completed 22-of-31 passes for 253 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's win at Oakland. Impact: The second-quarter pick was the Cardinals' first of the season, ending a streak of 195 passes without an interception to start the 2014 campaign. Meanwhile, Palmer is setting a precedent in a Cardinal uniform, as he's recorded multiple touchdowns in all three appearances this year, and 11 of his past 15 overall. He especially handled five-plus pass rushers effectively Sunday, completing 8-of-9 passes for 79 yards and both scores on the day. With a favorable matchup in store next Sunday (the Eagles have yielded two-plus touchdown strikes on five occasions this season), Palmer is again a sneaky fantasy play.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Oakland. Impact: Palmer was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he logged a full showing Friday. While he might not be an ideal fantasy start in most formats, Palmer's return to the field is very reassuring for the fantasy values of all of Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) was again limited in practice Thursday, the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: You'll want to monitor Palmer up until game time Sunday if you are planning to start him this week against the Raiders, but the Cardinals have not given any indication that they think he might miss the game. Oakland ranks 11th against the pass, but don't let the ranking fool you - the Raiders have surrendered 591 yards and five touchdowns through the air over their last two games.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) practiced in a limited, rather than full, capacity Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: Coach Bruce Arians said prior to practice that Palmer would be a "full go" this week, but the statement didn't translate to his activity level. It's unclear how much work Palmer was able to fit in, but at the very least, he must have completed the individual portions. Consequently, his status should be monitored closely as the week draws to an end.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) will practice in full all week, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Impact: Before Wednesday's practice, coach Bruce Arians made the announcement, during which he told Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site that Palmer's throwing arm isn't 100 percent but is "more than serviceable." There's still the fear of a setback, considering the ups and downs of his recovery this season, but Palmer is clearly in line to man quarterback Sunday in his return to Oakland.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Palmer posted a 93.9 passer rating in Sunday's win. Impact: Palmer was 28 of 44 for 250 yards with two TDs and no interceptions. His much-anticipated return to Oakland is next week and Palmer could have a point to prove against the winless Raiders. (STATS, 5:08pm)
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: According to coach Bruce Arians, Palmer (shoulder) "feels great" following Sunday's game and hopes to be without limits in practice this week, the Cardinals' official site reports. Furthermore, Palmer told Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix that he's "not out of the clear. I need to continue to do treatment for I don't know how long...been very unpredictable." Impact: Indeed, Palmer's shoulder has oscillated between progress and regression, the latter of which occurred during the Cardinals' Week 4 bye and forced a third consecutive DNP at Denver last weekend. During Friday's practice, though, he received approximately a quarter of the first-team reps, before returning to Denver for another round of muscle-activation therapy with Peyton Manning's specialist, the Arizona Republic reports. The will-he-or-won't-he-play continued until quite close to Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff, as Palmer, Drew Stanton (concussion), and Logan Thomas were all active and working through pregame warmups. After getting the call, Palmer proceeded to complete 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, while directing five scoring drives and proving his overall worth to the Cardinals. Once Wednesday arrives, owners will hopefully be able to breath a sigh of relief, with an unhindered Palmer in practice.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against Washington, the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: During the Cardinals' Week 4 bye, Palmer experienced regression with the nerve concern in his throwing shoulder. As of Friday, he was merely throwing lobs at 80 percent capacity, but yet another visit in the meantime with Peyton Manning's specialist in Denver has spurred a miraculous recovery. While the Cardinals have yet to name a starter with all three quarterbacks active, Palmer could soon make his first appearance since Week 1 against a Washington defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing touchdowns (11) to opposing signal callers this season.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-20 win over Washington. Impact: Palmer didn't take too many shots down the field, but he was smooth in general, getting rid of the ball quickly. He hooked up with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd on touchdowns, as both players scored for the first time this season. Assuming Palmer didn't suffer some sort of setback, he should be good to go next week against a beatable Raiders secondary.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) was named the starting quarterback for Sunday's game versus Washington, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: A week of suspense has ended with Palmer earning the nod, even after failing to practice fully, coach Bruce Arians' one requirement to start. Alas, he'll face a Washington defense that has surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air this season, good for fourth-most in the league.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Palmer appears poised to start Sunday against Washington after taking snaps with starting center Lyle Sendlein during warmups, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Impact: As he took more snaps, Palmer increased the velocity on his throws, even putting extra juice on 15-yard outs. Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site seconded Somers' views, as Palmer worked with the first-team offense. Barring a late development, Palmer is seemingly making his first appearance since Week 1, when he initially suffered the nerve issue in his throwing shoulder that held him out more than a month.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Despite various reports that Palmer (shoulder) is in line to start Sunday's game against Washington, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer says Cardinals coach Bruce Arians still needs to see Palmer look good in warmups, before committing to him as the starter. Impact: Because Palmer's shoulder still isn't all the way back, the Cardinals want to make sure he has the requisite velocity and accuracy, before they make their decision. However, even if Palmer does play, a televised ESPN report indicated that the team may occasionally use Logan Thomas off the bench in certain situations. Arizona and Washington kick off in the second wave of kickoffs at 4:25 ET.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) is in line to start Sunday's game against Washington, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Impact: Assuming that's the case, it remains to be seen how close to full strength Palmer might be in his first game back, after dealing with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, but barring any late setbacks, it appears as though the veteran QB is on track to attempt to give it a go on Sunday. With that in mind, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 relays that the Cardinals plan to work out Palmer a few hours before Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: While head coach Bruce Arians is not expected to make a decision until close to kickoff, Palmer (shoulder) appears to be the most likely choice to start Sunday against Washington, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Impact: Arians noted that Palmer was around 80 percent healthy Friday, which apparently wasn't enough to name him the starter. However, the expected improvement over the last two days could be what gets Palmer back on the field ahead of Drew Stanton, who recently recovered from a concussion, and rookie Logan Thomas, who struggled greatly in relief of Stanton last Sunday against the Broncos. At the very least, Stanton is expected to be active, so the question will come down to whether Palmer can bypass him in warmups ahead of the 4:25 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, and coach Bruce Arians doesn't know whether Palmer, Drew Stanton (concussion) or Logan Thomas will start. Impact: Arians estimated that Palmer's shoulder was around 80 percent healthy Friday, and that number would presumably need to increase by Sunday in order for Palmer to start. He threw passes Friday, but the throws were mere lob passes rather than true football throws. Stanton, meanwhile, still needs to obtain concussion clearance in order to play. If neither Palmer nor Stanton can play, rookie fourth-round pick Logan Thomas would be expected to start. The question might not get conclusively addressed until around Arizona's 4:25 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Arizona coach Bruce Arians did nothing to clear up the quarterback situation for the Cardinals heading into Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Impact: Arians said all three candidates participated in practice Friday and, in his words, "Honest to God" he hasn't decided which one of them will start. Arians says Carson Palmer was able to throw at about 80 percent of his usual velocity and after practice returned to Denver for more treatment of his injured shoulder.(STATS, 3:50pm)
Thu. Oct 9, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice, the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: Palmer was able to throw for a third consecutive day, but to what extent remains unknown. In the meantime, the clock is ticking for the veteran signal caller, who must fulfill a full practice Friday in order to play Sunday against Washington. No matter his activity level Friday, he intends to return to Denver for additional treatment on his throwing shoulder from Peyton Manning's doctor. On the quarterback front in Arizona, Drew Stanton is scheduled for a concussion test Friday, which could clear the morass at the position. If the statuses of both Palmer and Stanton remain in flux entering the weekend, rookie Logan Thomas exists as the sole healthy option at QB.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Palmer (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Impact: The baseline for this week is 35-40 percent of Palmer's normal velocity, which he achieved Tuesday. He's expected to increase that value on a daily basis, with the hope of practicing fully Thursday. However, coach Bruce Arians has made it clear: Palmer must be unhindered in drills one time this week in order to play Sunday against Washington. Despite having two additional chances to do so, Palmer intends to return to Denver on Friday in order to receive further treatment from Peyton Manning's specialist. Palmer aside, the Cardinals' quarterback picture is in flux, as Drew Stanton remains in the league's concussion protocol. If both fail to receive clearance in Week 6, greenhorn Logan Thomas is the only healthy option at the moment, though Dennis Dixon was signed to the practice squad early in the week as an emergency option.(RotoWire, )
Carson Palmer
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 235  Age: 34
Born: 12/27/1979, Fresno, California
College: USC
NFL Experience: 12th season
Drafted: 2003 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the Bengals)
Salary: $9,000,000
Injury Status
PROBABLE for Week 7 (right shoulder)