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Carson Palmer | Quarterback

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235
College: USC
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Carson Palmer completed 22-of-31 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.
He was only sacked once, although Oakland did get pressure on Palmer, particularly in the second half. Palmer put the Cardinals ahead with a two-yard touchdown pass to Stepfan Taylor and a 33-yard score to Michael Floyd in the first half. He was picked in the second quarter by Charles Woodson on a slightly off-target pass that was deflected by TE John Carlson. Cards coach Bruce Arians reportedly emphasized increased balance on offense during the practice week, so Taylor handled more work than usual and Arizona finished with 31 pass attempts compared to 37 runs, one week after Palmer fired off an untenable 44 throws. The good news is Palmer continues to look healthy and has playmaking weapons. He gets another favorable matchup when Arizona takes on Philadelphia in Week 8. Oct 19 - 7:27 PM

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Carson Palmer (shoulder) is probable for Week 7 against the Raiders.

Palmer was upgraded to full on Friday after being listed as limited throughout the week. He's good to go as a streaming option against a Raiders defense that's allowed five passing touchdowns over the last two games.
Oct 17 - 5:26 PM

The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have begun extension talks with contract-year QB Carson Palmer.

Palmer's deal voids five days after the Super Bowl. Not many starting-caliber quarterbacks ever hit the free-agent market, so if there's mutual interest in an extension, which we'd assume there is, then it's likely the two sides will hammer something out. Palmer could likely command upward of $15 million annually on a short-term deal. Palmer has a 12-6 record across 18 starts for Arizona.
Oct 17 - 8:36 AM

Carson Palmer (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Palmer has been "full go" in practice, but is still earning limited tags. Either way, he's going to play against Oakland, and be in the QB1 discussion against a defense getting pasted for a 70.2 completion percentage and 7.8 YPA.
Oct 16 - 5:41 PM

Carson Palmer (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Palmer didn't suffer any setbacks in Sunday's win and will be safe to use as a streamer against the Raiders. Despite not being 100 percent, coach Bruce Arians said Palmer's arm strength is "more than serviceable."
Oct 15 - 3:24 PM

The Cardinals feel Carson Palmer's arm strength is at about 80 percent right now.

The Cardinals didn't show any concern over Palmer's ability Sunday as he attempted 44 passes in the win over the Redskins. Theoretically, the nerve should be regenerating more and more each week. So it should be safe to ride Palmer as a streamer against the Raiders Sunday.
Oct 14 - 10:10 AM

Coach Bruce Arians said Carson Palmer (shoulder) "felt good" on Monday, and it "looks like the worst is behind him."

Palmer suggested after Sunday's win over Washington that he wasn't quite out of the woods, but it sounds like he woke up Monday and felt improved. Palmer will be a stream-worthy QB1 for the next month in matchups with the Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys, and Rams. He should be snapped up in 12-team leagues.
Oct 13 - 3:22 PM

Carson Palmer completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Redskins.

Palmer didn't light up the stat sheet in his first game back from an early-season nerve injury, but he did keep Arizona's offense moving and rejuvenated Larry Fitzgerald (6-98-1) as well as Michael Floyd (4-47-1). Palmer's arm strength was hit or miss depending on the throw, but he generated enough velocity to connect outside the numbers as well as in the intermediate sections. His TDs were good to Floyd from 20 yards out and Fitz from 24. With a cake schedule forthcoming -- @ OAK, vs. PHI, @ DAL, vs. STL -- Palmer is going to be a streamable QB1 option for at least the next month.
Oct 12 - 8:28 PM

Carson Palmer worked with first-team C Lyle Sendlein during Cardinals pre-game Sunday.

Drew Stanton worked with the backup center, and Logan Thomas warmed up with the third team. The pre-game setup suggests Palmer is indeed in line to start against the Redskins. With a cakewalk upcoming schedule, Palmer should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Oct 12 - 3:46 PM

Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, and Logan Thomas are all active for the Cardinals' Week 6 tilt with Washington.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Palmer made all the throws he needed to make in front of coach Bruce Arians to get the green light to start, although Cardinals beat writers didn't see Palmer at all in pre-game warmups. The situation unfortunately still lacks clarity just over an hour before kickoff. The Cardinals' Week 6 inactives are RB Marion Grice, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Thomas Keiser, LB Glenn Carson, DT Bruce Gaston, TE Troy Niklas, and DE Calais Campbell.
Oct 12 - 2:58 PM

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Carson Palmer's (shoulder) status is not final for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Previous reports that Palmer will start appear to have jumped the gun. "In order for Carson to start, he has to show Bruce Arians he can make all the throws," said Glazer while alluding to warmups. ESPN's Adam Schefter had a similar report on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. The concern is with Palmer's arm strength, as his nerve still isn't all the way back yet. We'd still guess that he ends up starting, but we won't have official word until roughly 3pm ET. Note that many sportsbooks are taking action on the Cardinals at -6 right now, a sign they fully expect Palmer to go.
Oct 12 - 12:13 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Carson Palmer (shoulder) will get the start Week 6 against the Redskins.

Big news. Palmer was said to be throwing at just 80 percent on Friday, and coach Bruce Arians admitted he honestly had no idea who his quarterback would be this Sunday. Palmer missed the past three games with a nerve issue. His return will be a boost for the entire passing game, though we'd look for the Cardinals to work the offense around Andre Ellington in Palmer's first start in a month.
Oct 12 - 9:37 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) is throwing "at about 80 percent" and "had some decent velocity" on his practice throws.

It sounds like the Cards haven't ruled out the idea of starting Palmer Sunday against the Redskins, but he'd have to show a pretty significant amount of improvement in a short period of time to get the nod. "Honest to God, for the first time in 20 years, I really don’t know who’s starting," coach Bruce Arians said. Hopefully we'll get some answers Saturday or on Sunday morning.
Oct 10 - 4:22 PM

Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 6 versus Washington.

At the beginning of the week, coach Bruce Arians said Palmer would need at least one full practice to play against the Redskins. Instead, Palmer was "limited" in every practice this week. We're guessing he will not start, but hoping for an NFL insider to break some news before Sunday's early games kick off.
Oct 10 - 4:17 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Friday the Cardinals' Week 6 quarterback starter will be a "game-time decision."

Our hope is that someone like Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, or Jay Glazer will break news about the situation before Sunday's early games, because the Cardinals don't host the Redskins until late in the afternoon. The fantasy outlooks for Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Andre Ellington, and even the Redskins' defense will be hanging in the balance. Our guess as of Friday is that Logan Thomas will start, but that's pure speculation.
Oct 10 - 3:49 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Logan Thomas
RB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
3Marion Grice
GLB1Stepfan Taylor
2Andre Ellington
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Michael Floyd
2John Brown
WR21Larry Fitzgerald
2Ted Ginn
3Jaron Brown
WR31John Brown
TE1John Carlson
2Troy Niklas
3Rob Housler
4Darren Fells
K1Chandler Catanzaro