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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:16:22 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) is good to go for the team's Week 14 game. Palmer will work out pregame just to be sure.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:33:07 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) is expected to start Week 14 even though he is listed as questionable. Palmer took all of the snaps during the team's walkthrough Saturday, Dec. 7.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:35:05 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians expects QB Carson Palmer (elbow) to play in Week 14 against the St. Louis Rams despite dealing with an injury to his right elbow. Arians is calling Palmer a game-time decision and will wait until warm-ups Sunday to make a final decision. Palmer is listed as questionable after being limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6. "I've got to watch him warm up and throw and see how he is," Arians said. "I got all the confidence in the world he ain't missing." QB Drew Stanton would start if Palmer isn't able to go.
Fantasy Tip: Plan to stick with Palmer if you were already heading in that direction, but it doesn't hurt to check back Sunday morning to see if anything has changed. If you have another midrange QB1 type, it would be safer to go in that direction in case something goes wrong with the Cardinals' afternoon game.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:48:13 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:02:50 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's (elbow) sore right elbow isn't believed to be a serious injury, and he's expected to play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 14. Palmer wasn't sharp in the team's Week 13 loss, underthrowing the ball several times on deep routes after possibly suffering the injury on the third play of the game when he was hit as he threw and fumbled. Palmer was diagnosed with a frayed ligament in his elbow in 2008 but opted not to have Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: It's possible that the injury could be worse than we imagine, but the Cardinals aren't saying much about it. Will this affect him for the rest of the year? There's no way of telling, but it'll be interesting to see how he bounces back against the St. Louis Cardinals. Assuming it's not a big deal, Palmer is a solid QB1 option this weekend.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:51:18 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:06:11 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer should be able to play and will be a solid starting option for owners this week.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:03:45 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:00:46 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer has Arizona's offense looking the best it has all year. While they're flying high, Palmer is a solid QB1 for those that are hurting at the quarterback position. The matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles is plenty intriguing.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:44:11 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:05:12 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:11:32 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hand) was able to practice fully Wednesday, Nov. 20, despite an injury to his right hand.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is a low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 in fantasy leagues which require two starting signal callers. He is expected to play in the Week 12 game against the Indianapolis Colts, a team which ranked 16th in the NFL against the pass, allowing 238.9 passing yards per game.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:29:04 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has only completed eight of his 38 pass attempts that have gone at least 20 yards in the air this season. The team has been working on their deep passing game during practice.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:11:34 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not blame QB Carson Palmer for either of the interceptions he threw Week 7 because the pass protection struggled during the game. "Looking back, neither interception was (Palmer's) fault whatsoever," Arians said. "He protected the football like he needed to."
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:35:47 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians seemed to leave the door open to making a change at quarterback after QB Carson Palmer threw two more interceptions against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Oct. 17. "It's the reasons for the interceptions. Is it his decision-making?" Arians said. "If it's his decision-making, then we make a change. But the first one to me was obvious pass interference and the safety makes a great play. The second one was just a poor decision. Those are the ones we have to look at."
Fantasy Tip: Despite Palmer's and the offensive line's struggles, the Cardinals don't really have another direction to turn to, unless they want to give Drew Stanton a shot. Palmer gives them the best chance for success this year, but it's not looking pretty and there are no signs for a turnaround near.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:26:45 -0700
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he believes QB Carson Palmer is still the team's best option at quarterback even though he has struggled with interceptions. Keim said Palmer has handled adversity well during games but understands that Palmer needs to be more consistent with his play.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:12:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said head coach Bruce Arians' offensive system is the most complex and difficult offense he's had to learn in his career. He's only completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,010 yards and four touchdowns and six interceptions. The Cardinals rank 18th in the NFL in passing, 26th in rushing and 27th in overall offense. "It's the whole offense," WR Andre Roberts said. "He's (Palmer) not played well at times, receivers have not played as well at times, the offensive line, running backs. It's a team effort. Especially on offense, you've got to have all 11 guys on the same page." WR Larry Fitzgerald said there are "a lot of nuances" in the system, but if done right, "it's pretty invincible." Palmer has been sacked 10 times and will have a new left tackle, OT Bradley Sowell, protecting his blind side in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Tip: There may still be hope for Palmer and the rest of Arizona's offensive production, but time is running out. The offensive line must do a better job at protecting Palmer and opening lanes for the running game. the Panthers' front seven will pose a tough test again this weekend.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:57:39 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he plans to play most of his starters only briefly in the preseason finale against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 29, and QB Carson Palmer might not play at all. Palmer said Monday, Aug. 26, that he could skip this week's game and feel "very comfortable" heading into the regular season opener Sept. 8 against the St. Louis Rams.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer should be considered a Top 20 fantasy option at his position, or a QB2 for owners. He is only worth using when your primary option has a difficult matchup, injury or bye week.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:19:50 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer completed four of his six pass attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown in his team debut in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, against the Green Bay Packers. "Both (offensive line) groups looked great. The pass protection has been phenomenal," Palmer said.
Fantasy Tip: The offensive line is a huge part of whether Palmer has success in the desert, or he struggles like he did at times in Oakland. Treat him more as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:23:45 -0700
Arizona Cardinals coaches and players have said QB Carson Palmer can still make all of the NFL throws and showed the arm strength for deep passes as well as good touch on the deep throws.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:15:15 -0700
Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell said he believes the team can win the NFC West this season because of the addition of QB Carson Palmer. "I don't want to disrespect anyone but now we have a real quarterback to go with a good defense. When we play with a lead, we're hard to beat. This is the first time in years that we have an offense that matches our defense," Campbell said.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:14:00 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and QB Carson Palmer have been working together at the receiver's annual summer program at the University of Minnesota. "Look, this is a big year for me, coming off my worst season as a pro," Fitzgerald said. "I know Carson wants to play well this year. This is a huge year, and we're leaning on each other." New head coach Bruce Arians' offense features more formations, route adjustments and hot reads than Palmer is accustomed to executing, so the pair, and the franchise, is hoping that the extra work will improve chemistry and preparedness.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer may have a ways to go to be anything but a QB2. Fitz, however, is extremely motivated to rebound from his worst season as a pro, statistically, in 2012, and many of the elements are in place that would allow the stud pass-catcher to do so. This may be one of the more optimal -- relatively speaking -- years to draft him.
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:39:59 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer praised head coach Bruce Arians after organized team activities. "I love the head coach," Palmer said. "I mean, I love the head coach. He keeps it real. He already has this team wrapped around his finger. And we have some talented players in this locker room."
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:37:49 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he likes the deep pass QB Carson Palmer will be able to bring to the team. "He's tough as nails. As good a deep-ball thrower as I've ever seen. I mean really accurate on the deep ball. He still has it. What he did last year with the [Oakland Raiders], in a crazy situation, I thought was very, very impressive," Arians said.
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:04:08 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he wants to build chemistry with all of the wide receivers because he will not be able to throw to WR Larry Fitzgerald all the time. "It's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with Larry, but it's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with every one of those guys because the ball can't always go to him," Palmer said. "I know that's not what he wants to hear, but that's the truth. There will be teams that key on him and there will be games where he doesn't have as many catches as other games. It's that much more important I have that rhythm and timing down with [WR Michael Floyd] and [WR Andre Roberts] and whoever that third and fourth guy is going to be."
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:43:49 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals likely will not take a quarterback in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and may not take a quarterback at any point during the draft because of the addition of QB Carson Palmer.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:20:52 -0700
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team started scouting QB Carson Palmer in January and was pleasantly surprised with how Palmer threw the ball this season. "A lot of times in this business, you base your opinions on reputations. And when you study a guy, you come away disappointed or surprised. In this case, I saw that Carson still has the zing and can still make all the throws. That's huge, especially with what [head coach Bruce Arians] wants out of his quarterback," Keim said.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:28:03 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he is not worried about the team's offensive line even though the team allowed 58 sacks this season. "I'm not concerned at all," Palmer said. "If you look at it, you look at all the injuries, that's a freak thing. When you get that many guys hurt at one position group, that just doesn't happen year after year after year. … With the coaching they're going to get from the guys we have on this staff, we'll get better at that position just like we'll get better at every position."
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:54:06 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians named QB Carson Palmer the team's starting quarterback.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:34:39 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is very happy about the trade that brought QB Carson Palmer to the team Tuesday, April 2.
Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald should be happy, as this is a significant upgrade over what the team has had at the position before. Fitzgerald is still one of the top fantasy wide receivers in the game, and this trade should only solidify that standing.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:29:30 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer agreed to terms on a restructured contract that will pay him $16 million. It also provides the Cardinals with an out-clause after one year.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:44:38 -0700
The Oakland Raiders traded QB Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, April 2, for a conditional 7th-round pick in 2013 if Palmer plays 13 games for the Cardinals.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:28:44 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Arizona Cardinals have completed a trade for QB Carson Palmer (Raiders). Terms of the trade were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: While Palmer is a significant upgrade at the quarterback position for the Cardinals, he is still likely number two, although the idea of throwing to Larry Fitzgerald is not going to hurt his value.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:52:50 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to strike a deal for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer within the next 24 hours.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:25:39 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer had dinner with Arizona Cardinals executives Monday, April 1. There is no deal yet, though.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:29:46 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals' trade talks for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer have hit a snag.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:04:33 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals likely would trade a fourth- or fifth-round draft choice to the Oakland Raiders for QB Carson Palmer.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:01:49 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:06:26 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals are working to finalize a trade for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer. They'd be giving up a late-round pick.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:26:04 -0700
There is speculation around the league that it's inevitable that Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer lands with the Arizona Cardinals.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:55:15 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have looked into the possibility of trading for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer, but he would have to agree to restructure his contract for a deal to happen.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:10:00 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer recently turned down a $3 million pay cut from his $13 million base salary, according to Yahoo! Sports, and Palmer will resist even a minimal pay cut, according to a person familiar with Palmer's thinking.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:06:30 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer is interested in joining the San Francisco 49ers if he is cut by his current team, a move that is expected soon. He would more than likely be the backup behind QB Colin Kaepernick if that were to happen, but it shows his desire to be on the roster of a contending team.
Fantasy Tip: It's hard to believe Palmer wouldn't rather take a pay cut to remain a starter, rather than take a pay cut anyway and back up another NFL QB, but apparently winning is much more important to Palmer these days than actually competing on the field and trying to win himself. If he went to San Francisco, his fantasy value would essentially be minimal.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:03:35 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer is interested in joining the Arizona Cardinals if he is cut by his current team, a move that is expected soon. If he joins the Cardinals, they are expected to allow him to compete for the starting job.
Fantasy Tip: Landing in Glendale would be the best scenario for Palmer, since he could possibly start. However, Brian Hoyer, Drew Stanton and John Skelton might have a little to say about that before just handing over starting duties to the veteran. Palmer's fantasy outlook is murky at best right now.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:46:54 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer may have taken his last snap with the team. The team could trade for QB Matt Flynn, pick a quarterback with their first-round draft pick, or start QB Terrelle Pryor.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:51:49 -0700
Although the Arizona Cardinals seem to be a potential suitor for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer if he is released, they have yet to do a thorough evaluation on Palmer. The Cardinals are exploring numerous options at the quarterback position.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:41:17 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer may prefer a backup role on a winning team over taking a pay cut with the team. He has also balked at the team's request to take a pay cut. The decision, according to three sources familiar with Palmer's mindset, is based on a sense that the Raiders' prospects for success in 2013 are so bleak that money is no longer the predominant factor in his thought process. There's an increasing sense both inside the organization and in Palmer's camp that a parting of the ways is imminent.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:19:24 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Oakland Raiders will not pay QB Carson Palmer the $13 million he's owed next season. He'll need to take a pay cut or be cut.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:59:49 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are prepared to pay QB Carson Palmer the $13 million he is owed in 2013. The team "will pay it for now," according to a team source.
Fantasy Tip: It appears the Raiders are not enamored with any of the other options available via free agency, and perhaps they're not bowled over with any options in the NFL Draft. Palmer could still be cut, but "for now" he is a member of the Raiders. He'll be a nice No. 2 QB fantasy option in 2013 in his current situation, but certainly not worthy of No. 1 consideration with the cast surrounding him.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:06:25 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer likely will not consider accepting a restructured contract in order to stay with the team. The Raiders would have to decide whether to pay Palmer $13 million or release him.
Fantasy Tip: Terrelle Pryor likely would become the starting quarterback if Palmer is released. He probably would not be much more than a weak No. 2 quarterback in leagues because of his inexperience. Palmer's value would be determined by which team he joined, but likely would be a solid No. 2 quarterback no matter what team he went to. Arizona Cardinals are expected to show interest in Palmer if available.