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Palmer (knee) made a slight adjustment to his throwing mechanics during his rehabilitation, SI.com reports. "It will help my completion percentage, it will help with my accuracy and it will also help us as a unit, because I won't be making my left tackle's job as difficult," he said. "In turn, I'll be able to step into more throws. As I'm getting to my second and third and fourth read, I'm holding onto the ball a little bit longer and that pocket is getting slowly smaller, so it will give me more room to work with inside the pocket because I will be more centrally located."

As he embarked upon the early stages of his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee, Palmer noticed in film study of last season that he was placing weight on his heels rather than the balls of his feet on reads on the left side of the field. While he's unlikely to experience a substantial improvement in his completion percentage in 2014 -- he completed 62.9 percent, which is a shade above his career mark of 62.6 -- his feverish rehab effort and expected offseason workouts with the likes of John Brown could have the desired effect. In any case, Palmer is expected to be a full participant once training camp kicks off at the end of July.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 3 weeks ago

Palmer (knee) looked unhindered during the Cardinals' minicamp this week, the team's official site reports.

Fulfilling his goal of participation in 11-on-11 work in minicamp, Palmer moved well and made all the requisite throws, according to the Arizona Republic. Considering his rapid recovery from a torn left ACL suffered on Nov. 9, he's in great condition with a month and a half remaining before training camp.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 4 weeks ago

Palmer (knee) has been cleared to take part in 11-on-11 drills at the Cardinals' minicamp that start Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Palmer has slowly ramped up his participation during the Cardinals' offseason program, but he'll likely still be somewhat limited, at least until the start of training camp. All signs point to him being ready for games well before Week 1, and he may even get in a full preseason.

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Palmer (knee) participated in a walkthrough of an 11-on-11 drill during the Cardinals' final OTA on Thursday, the team's official site reports.

With only next week's mandatory minicamp remaining in the Cardinals' offseason program, Palmer continues to take baby steps in his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee on Nov. 9. As intimated by head coach Bruce Arians in the first OTA last month, Palmer has fit in some 11-on-11 work prior to training camp, however slight his activity Thursday. There's no telling how Palmer will fare in the minicamp, but he appears poised to be cleared for contact in advance of training camp.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 2 months ago

Palmer (knee) participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills during the Cardinals' first OTA on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Palmer told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that he felt "rusty" but moved well considering he's sixth months and two days removed from the procedure to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. While Palmer remains two months away from receiving the all-clear, coach Bruce Arians relayed that the quarterback could ease into 11-on-11 work during next month's minicamp. Expect Palmer to be a full participant once training camp commences in late July.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 2 months ago

Palmer (knee) took snaps with the first-team offense during Phase II of the offseason program Monday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

After tearing the ACL in his left knee in November, Palmer's activity level is an encouraging sign for his ability to be ready for the start of training camp. However, there's no guarantee that he'll be cleared for contact once OTAs roll around around later this month, or for the start of mandatory minicamp in June. Note that Phase II workouts occur without a defense to work against and sans helmets, meaning the development is one of many hurdles for the quarterback to clear in his recovery.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 4 months ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Palmer is "about a month ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Palmer suffered the injury on Nov. 9, bringing his second season with the Cardinals to a close. He underwent surgery within a week and a half, and positive reports regarding his recovery effort started to emerge once the calendar flipped to 2015. Although he's expected to achieve full health by the time OTAs roll around, Arians relayed that he's apt to keep Palmer on the sideline during the Cardinals' offseason program. Thus, Palmer likely won't participate in any team drills until training camp commences.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 5 months ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that Palmer (knee) is "so far" ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.

Arians expressed optimism that Palmer would be ready to go for the Cardinals' mandatory minicamp, but given the severity of the injury, it's much more likely the team limits their franchise quarterback's activity until training camp. Even so, it's encouraging to see that Palmer appears on his way to being ready for the start of the 2015 season, after he was on his way to one of the best years of his career before succumbing to the injury.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 6 months ago

Palmer (knee) is in line for a "full" return during OTAs in May and June, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports.

The Cardinals held their final media session of the season Sunday, when Palmer said, "I'm just continuing to grind it out. It's baby steps from here but I actually get to start up-tempo walking-slash-jogging on Monday, so I'm excited about that." The development is one of the first in his quest for a full recovery from the torn ACL suffered in Week 10, but his optimism could eventually be quelled by the reality of such an injury and his age, 35. In the meantime, Drew Stanton, the Cardinals' backup quarterback, is poised to participate in early offseason work and could enter training camp 2015 as the starter, if Palmer experiences any bumps in the road.

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Palmer underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL.

Palmer and the Cardinals remain optimistic about his long-term prospects, as it appears that that the damage has been confined to just the ACL, provided doctors find no surprises during surgery. The veteran quarterback expects to continue working out the rest of his body along the rehab process, and soon hopes to resume traveling with the team. In a perfect world, Palmer would be ready to return to team OTAs, but considering that those are less than seven months away, that may be an idealistic outlook.