Stanton suffered a right knee injury toward the end of last season.
"I’ll be full strength by time we start offseason program," Stanton said at Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day. "I don’t really need to do anything now so just kinda let my body rest to get away from the game a little bit, spend time with my family and get refreshed for next season."
Stanton said he would have needed one more week before trying to give it a go in the playoffs with the knee injury.
"I was going to need at least another week to have a shot," Stanton said. "That was my hope. So, I was trying to find ways to get ready to go, talking to the training staff and talking to guys (about) what I can be doing when we would get back from that flight from Carolina. It didn’t work out unfortunately, but it was a difficult situation the way everything ended. At the same time, I think that the building blocks are starting to fall into place for us."
Palmer, who's two months removed from surgery, hopes to return for offseason workouts in May. The initial timetable had him returning in June or July.
"I wouldn’t put it past him to be to be out there in some of the OTAs," Arians said.
Arians added that backup quarterback
Cooper has missed the past two games for Arizona with a wrist injury.
The Cardinals are 5 1/2-point underdogs for Saturday's game.
Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery to fight off an infection in late December. Per Rapoport, there's not much optimism that he'll be available to play if Arizona advances to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. They'll face the Panthers on Saturday with Ryan Lindley making a third straight start in his absence.
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