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Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:44:48 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have QBs Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley under contract, so it is unlikely they will make a move in the offseason to upgrade. Head coach Bruce Arians has made it clear Palmer is the team's starter next season, and he has confidence in Stanton as the backup.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:06:00 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is convinced that QB Carson Palmer can be an effective quarterback in the league for a few more seasons. "There's no doubt," Arians said. "He's got plenty of juice left in the tank and he's in great condition and he's always been in great condition, so I would think he can play up to 36, 37."
Fantasy Tip: Palmer may have another year left in him of being a borderline low-end QB1 in the right matchups. He's probably best used as a solid backup QB. A solid offensive line in Arizona is the key, though.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:17:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not think the team needs to take a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft because they have QB Carson Palmer. Arians said the team has two younger quarterbacks on the roster and does not like to have a rookie quarterback to learn while on the bench.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:01:59 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is a weak play against another strong defense.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:29:24 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:26:36 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer was dinged up going into last week's game, but he did not miss any action. He has struggled over the past three weeks, however, failing to throw more than one touchdown in any game. He has also failed to hit 300 yards passing in a game in each of the past three games after doing so in three straight outings from Week 11 through 13.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:54:19 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:24:30 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:51:01 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) will be a game-time decision in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer is recovering from a low-grade, high left ankle sprain and has been limited in practice all week. "Like you think it would be with an ankle sprain," Arians said. "He's OK. He's good enough to play. He can move around the pocket as well as he did last week."
Fantasy Tip: Drew Stanton would likely start if Palmer is held out. Palmer will likely play, but he's not a strong option for fantasy squads, especially on a bum ankle going up against the league's best all-around defense on the road.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:17:33 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:54:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, as expected.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is likely to practice in some capacity Thursday into Friday. However, even if he can play, he faces a very difficult matchup against the top-ranked pass defense of the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16. They allow just 174.2 yards per game through the air, dropping Palmer out of the Top 12 at his position as far as fantasy rankings are concerned.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:34:20 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) said his ankle is feeling better and expects to play Week 16.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:25:14 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) is dealing with a right elbow injury and a sprained left ankle, but he is expected to play through his injuries. After an overtime game in Week 15, Palmer might get a little extra rest to start the week in practice.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:34:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said QB Carson Palmer (ankle) is dealing with a low ankle sprain.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:08:38 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15. He remained in the game, but he will likely be sore this week.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:30:17 -0800
Since Week 8 of the NFL season, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's 69.3 completion percentage ranks second in the NFL and his 106.8 passer rating ranks fourth. Overall, Palmer ranks ninth (64.3) and 21st (85.6), respectively, in those categories.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:10:35 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is questionable for Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is expected to start against the Tennessee Titans. It's a nice matchup. Consider Palmer a midrange QB1 in the fantasy semifinals this weekend.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:11:01 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:57:45 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, due to a right elbow ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy play in most formats. He has eclipsed 300 yards in three of his past four starts, and he has managed at least two touchdown tosses in five of his past six games.
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.