Carson Palmer

#3 QB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 15YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lb Age: 37 College: Southern California Bye 8

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  • Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer (arm) would enter the 2018 season as the team's starting quarterback if the veteran opts against retiring, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Though Blaine Gabbert has performed adequately while starting the last three games and will likely finish out the season as the team's signal caller with the Cardinals not expected to activate Palmer from injured reserve, it doesn't sound like a quarterback controversy is in the works. Gabbert is slated for free agency this season and could be retained by the team, but Palmer's longer track record of success looks like it will work in his favor should he elect to keep his career going. With Palmer no longer requiring a cast for his broken left arm, the expectation is that he'll be back to full strength well in advance of the Cardinals' Organized Team Activities in the spring.

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  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Recovery going slowly
    By RotoWire Staff

    Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he doesn't think Palmer (arm) has progressed enough in his recovery to return from injured reserve this season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Palmer only recently ditched the cast on his left arm, giving him six weeks to complete the final stages of his rehab. Because he suffered the fracture Week 7, he can't be activated until Week 16 at the earliest due to his residence on IR. As long as Palmer remains out and Drew Stanton tends to a knee sprain, Blaine Gabbert will direct the Cardinals offense.

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  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Has cast removed
    By RotoWire Staff

    Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer has had the cast removed from his left arm, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Palmer was knocked from a Week 7 loss to the Rams in London and diagnosed with a broken left arm, which precipitated surgery and his placement on injured reserve within days. With his cast gone, he can begin rehabilitating the region, but there's no telling whether he has enough time to make another impact by season's end. Due to the timing of the injury, he could be activated as early as Week 16 against the Giants, but the Cards are currently on the outside looking in in the playoff picture. For the time being, Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback while Drew Stanton recovers from a sprained knee.

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  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Lands on injured reserve
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Cardinals placed Palmer (arm) on injured reserve Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. In the aftermath of Sunday's loss to the Rams in London, head coach Bruce Arians relayed Palmer would likely need eight weeks to recover from a broken left arm. A second opinion was ordered up, though, revealing Palmer may be able to return within 4-to-6 weeks. The veteran signal caller has since undergone surgery, and the former was in fact the correct approximation, resulting in Palmer's placement on IR. While he focuses on rehab and a potential return as early as Week 16, the Cardinals will turn over the offense to Drew Stanton.

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  • Palmer will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured left arm, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After Palmer suffered the injury in the Week 7 loss to the Rams, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said that the veteran quarterback would likely miss around eight weeks, but it doesn't sound as though that timetable is ironclad. Palmer received a second opinion on his injury Monday, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, and after listening to feedback from doctors, he believes he could return in as few as 4-to-6 weeks. If that's the case, the Cardinals could avoid placing Palmer on injured reserve, as such a transaction would keep the quarterback sidelined for at least eight weeks. While the Cardinals await Palmer's potential return during the second half of the season, Drew Stanton will get the first crack at running the team's offense Sunday in San Francisco.

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