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Height/Weight: 6-5/235 | Birthdate: 12/27/1979 | Birthplace: Fresno, CA, USA | Team: Arizona | College: USC | NFL Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 16/0 | Average Draft Position: 114.89
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Carson Palmer returns to practice for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer returned to practice for the first time since his season-ending knee injury last November. 

Palmer returned from surgery to correct a torn ACL. He was able to take part in 11-on-11 drills for the Cardinals on Tuesday. 

"This is just one of the many steps in a long road," he said, per the Associated Press. "This was the goal from the get-go, from Nov. 18 on, and it's just one goal achieved. There's a lot bigger goals and a number of goals still to go."

Coach Bruce Arians was happier with Palmer's performance than the quarterback was. 

"Of the 100 balls he threw, he only had one bad one," he said. "I thought his movement in the pocket, there was no hesitation in him. I hope he's never happy, and I don't think he ever will be until he hoists that Lombardi Trophy."


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer ready to roll in 11-on-11 drills


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Cardinals veteran starting quarterback Carson Palmer, who lost the last seven games of the 2014 season to an ACL tear, has been cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills in minicamp on Tuesday.

"I'm ready. I'm excited. I'm 100 percent. I'm cleared," he told ESPN. "I can do everything. I've tested out. Gotten stronger every week, every month, just ready to get going."

Palmer added that he had been cleared "weeks ago" but Bruce Arians and the team's training staff opted for caution and held him back.


Carson Palmer to run no huddle for Cardinals more often this year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will run the no huddle more often than in previous seasons. 

The team has been working on the offense at OTAs, and coach Bruce Arians said that Palmer is comfortable running it. "We can play real fast now," he said, per Fox 910 AM.

"We did it at least one time a week in practice (last season) but not as much in game-time situations," receiver John Brown told AZCardinals.com


Bruce Arians: Palmer knows 'the clock's ticking' on winning


(5/20/2015) Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer understands the window to win now is getting slimmer, according to NFL.com.

"He knows the clock's ticking," Arians said Tuesday, via the team's official website. "It is for a lot of guys on this team. You get a window to make a run and most of it depends on your quarterback. Right now, it's our window. There is a sense of urgency."

The Cardinals were 8-1 last season before Palmer went down with a season-ending ACL tear.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer kept out of 11-on-11 drills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was kept out of 11-on-11 drills during the first day of organized team activities on Tuesday, per ESPN.

Palmer, who is six months removed from surgery to repair a torn left ACL, was limited to 7-on-7 drills instead on Tuesday.

"Just felt good to not be around cones and hurdles, and step overs and all the different on-field things that we've been using -- bags," Palmer said. "It felt good to be around other humans and going 7-on-7 and have that competition, that speed, that quickness of the game because I got a lot of work to do, a long way to go."

Palmer added that he'll play the entire season with a knee brace.

"I've been politicking with the trainers and the physical trainers because 12 plays just isn't enough for me and I need more action out there," Palmer said.


Cardinals' Carson Palmer (knee) participates in drills Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (knee) worked out Monday, participating with the first-team offense in all drills, NFL.com reports.

Though the action wasn't close to replicating game-like conditions, the quarterback said he received a big mental boost by joining his team after missing the last eight games of the season due to a torn ACL.

"You want all your guys out there," Palmer said. "I know I want my five starting linemen and my two starting receivers. You don’t ever want to see guys on the sidelines. Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to do everything once OTAs start, but I’ll be able to do just about everything. It’s important (to participate) because I enjoy it. I can’t wait for tomorrow and I can’t wait for every day."

Palmer said the injury forces him to "start over from scratch" mechanically, as he works to regain the footwork and balance needed to be successful in the pocket.

“All those little things that still go through my head every couple reps, I’m fighting to get to the point where you just don’t think about that anymore,” Palmer said. “It just becomes natural. Just ingraining all those small mechanical movements is something that takes repetition after repetition.”


Report: QB Carson Palmer restructures his contract


(3/12/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has restructured his contract, according to Kent Somers of azcentral.com. The team converted his $9.5 million roster bonus into a signing bonus. The move frees up $7.1 million in cap space for the Cardinals.

Palmer, 35, was placed on injured reserve last year after tearing his ACL. Prior to the injury, the Cardinals were 6-0 in the games that he started.


Report: Carson Palmer agrees to restructure Cardinals' contract


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Quarterback Carson Palmer agreed to restructure his contract with the Cardinals, according to a report by ESPN's Josh Weinfuss

Palmer's new contract converts $9.5 million due to him in a roster bonus to signing bonus money. That allows the money to be prorated over several years instead of being applied to this year's salary cap. 

The Cardinals save about $7 million against the cap by restructuring Palmer's deal. 


Cardinals Carson Palmer talks rehab, possible contract restructure


(3/5/2015)

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer told the media that rehab is going well and that he'll be ready for training camp at a press conference on Thursday.  He is still recovering from a torn ACL that cut short his 2014 season after only six games. 

The 12-year veteran also said that he spoke with the team a month ago about restructuring his contract.  Although it has yet to happen, he is willing to do so to free up cap space for the Cardinals.

The 35-year-old quarterback is going into his 13th season in the NFL.


Cardinals GM Steve Keim won't rule out Carson Palmer for OTAs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has not closed the door on the possibility of quarterback Carson Palmer being ready for OTA's, according to the Miami Herald.

Keim noted that Palmer, who underwent surgery in November, is ahead of schedule on his rehab from a torn ACL. Coach Bruce Arians specifically indicated that he's three-to-four weeks ahead of his timetable on Thursday.

The Cardinals went 6-0 with Palmer under center last season. He threw for 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury just days after signing a contract extension with the team. He is due a $9.5 million roster bonus if he is still on the roster by March 12.


Cardinals' Carson Palmer expects to be ready for training camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Three months after undergoing surgery repair a torn ACL, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said he's feeling great, reports ESPN.

Palmer's season ended in November when he tore his ACL, but he expects to be involved in mini-camp in May as well as training camp. Palmer is due a $9.5 million roster bonus if he is still on the team March 12.


Cardinals GM: QB Carson Palmer ahead of schedule in rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is very happy with the progress quarterback Carson Palmer is making in rehab. 

So much so, that he said on KTAR radio in Phoenix last Friday Palmer is ahead of schedule.

"He's awesome," Keim said, via ArizonaSports.com. "He came in, I believe it was yesterday and I talked to him at length, he's more energized than ever and he looked fantastic."

Palmer tore his ACL just days after signing a contract extension with the team.

"It looks like he put on some lean muscle; he is working his tail off. And I know he's at a point in his rehabilitation process where he's doing some running and he's ahead of schedule. And again, he's more energized than ever."


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer gets contract guaranteed Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's contract for 2015, worth $1 million, became guaranteed Friday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry. 

Palmer will also earn a $9.5 million roster bonus if he is still on the team March 12. Palmer signed his new contract with the team three days before tearing his ACL. He is currently under contract with Arizona until 2018, when he would make $16.5 million in base salary.


Bruce Arians: QB Carson Palmer way ahead of schedule


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/21/2015) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that quarterback Carson Palmer is "so far" ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, reports ESPN.com.

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 Drew Stanton “should be ready to go” after he missed the final three games with a right knee injury.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer to start walking/jogging Monday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/4/2015) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who had surgery in mid-November to fix a torn ACL, said he'll start "up-tempo walking-slash-jogging on Monday, so I'm excited about that." Palmer told the team's website he hopes to return during OTAs in June.

The Cardinals went 6-0 with Palmer starting this season. He turned 35 late last month and has three years left on his contract.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his ACL, according to the team's official website. Palmer suffered the injury Week 10 against the Rams and was waiting for the swelling on his knee to go down before having the procedure.

Palmer, who signed a three-year extension with the Cardinals worth $50 million in total just two days before sustaining another season-ending injury, is expected to have a long road back in his rehabilitation process. He is targeting a return at some point near the end of Arizona's OTAs in June.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer headed to IR with torn ACL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed quarterback Carson Palmer's injury during Monday's press conference. Palmer will miss the remainder of the 2014 season with a torn ACL and will be placed on the injured reserve list, per the team's official website.

Palmer signed a three-year extension with the Cardinals worth $50 million in total, just two days before sustaining another season-ending injury. Arians told reporters that his starting quarterback did not suffer any other ligament damage, which means he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. He is expected to undergo surgery in a "couple of weeks" once the swelling on his knee goes down.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer average before injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer turned in an average game before leaving with a knee injury. 

Palmer completed 25 of 36 passes, but did not toss any scores. He was picked off once and fumbled, but did not turn the ball over on the fumble. Palmer wound up leaving the game early in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. He wasn't really touched on the play, and wound up going down after trying to set his feet. He was able to walk off the field and was carted to the locker room. The fear is that Palmer tore his ACL, but that isn't confirmed at this time. 

The Cardinals will take on the Lions next week, but it's unclear if Palmer will play. 


Report: Cardinals' Carson Palmer believed to have torn ACL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is believed to have a torn ACL, according to NFL.com.

Palmer left the game late after going down on a passing play. Palmer's shoulder was glanced on the play, but it looked like he injured his leg when he planted. After he walked off the field, Palmer was carted to the locker room. The Cardinals announced Palmer had a left knee injury, and he was deemed questionable to return to the contest. Palmer did not return, and will have more tests to determine the severity of the injury. 


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer departs early with injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer left Sunday's game against the Rams with a left knee injury.

Palmer was able to eventually walk off the field, but did so with a noticeable limp. He attempted to put weight on his leg once he reached the sideline, but that didn't go well. He was taken to the locker room on a cart a few moments later. Palmer is questionable to return due to the injury.


Carson Palmer agrees to three-year extension with Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Carson Palmer has agreed to a three-year extension with the Cardinals worth $50 million in total, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Palmer was set to be a free agent after the 2014 season. He was earning a base salary of $9 million, with $1 million in roster bonus before the announcement of the extension. The team has not revealed the exact nature of his guarantees, but given his history of injuries, the contract will likely include some protections on a year-to-year basis.

Palmer was acquired by the Cardinals via trade from Oakland before the start of the 2013 season. He has led Arizona to a 7-1 record and has yet to lose a game while under center this season. He's compiled 1,385 passing yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in five games.


Report: Carson Palmer to receive extension in 'near future'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, all signs point to Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer receiving a contract extension in the "very near future." Palmer is earning a base salary of $9 million, with $1 million in roster bonus this season.

He remains under contract with Arizona until five days after the Super Bowl. After stints with the Bengals and Raiders, he has led the Cardinals to a 7-1 record and has yet to lose a game while under center this season. He's compiled 1,385 passing yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in five games.

Carson Palmer comes through


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer did Fantasy Football analyst Jamey Eisenberg justice as the CBSSports.com Start of the Week for Week 9 at Dallas, throwing for three touchdowns in a game that turned out to be not so high-scoring with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sidelined by a back injury.

It was Palmer's first game with three touchdown passes but his fourth straight with at least two. Or really, his fifth straight. He also had two in Week 1 before missing the next three games with a shoulder injury.

Clearly, this offense favors him, and he has the weapons in wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd to keep it up. Neither of them were even responsible for any of the touchdowns in this one, which goes to show how much of it is Palmer himself.

With a favorable matchup Week 10 against St. Louis, Palmer is looking like a must-start in Fantasy.


Carson Palmer produces first three-touchdown game


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/2/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw an early pick-six Week 9 against the Cowboys, but he more than made up for it. Palmer finished 22 of 34 for 249 yards and three touchdowns, his first three-touchdown effort this season.

Palmer is up to 11 touchdowns and two turnovers in five games played.

Palmer fired two scoring throws in the second quarter, hitting tight end John Carlson from 7 yards out and wideout Jaron Brown with an 11-yard strike. Palmer's 1-yard touchdown toss to running back Andre Ellington put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. Palmer might have thrown for 300 yards if not for several drops by his receivers.

He'll look to stay hot Week 10 against the Rams.


Carson Palmer goes over 300 yards passing for 34th time


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/26/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer completed fewer than half his throws Week 8 against the Eagles, but he connected on two long touchdown throws to put him over 300 yards for the 34th time in his career.

Palmer finished 20 of 42 for a season-high 329 yards and two scores with no interceptions. It was his second 300-yard game in four starts this year.

Early in the third quarter, Palmer hit Larry Fitzgerald on a slant and the 31-year-old wideout took it 80 yards for a touchdown. With 90 seconds left and his team trailing 20-17, Palmer lofted a perfect over-the-shoulder throw that rookie John Brown caught for the winning 75-yard score.

Palmer has thrown two touchdown passes in each of his four starts while committing just two turnovers in those games. He'll visit the Cowboys in Week 9.