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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been cleared for all drills ahead of the opening of training camp Saturday, according to Fox Sports 910 Phoenix. Palmer missed a majority of last season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in October, but head coach Bruce Arians announced that Palmer will not be restricted in any way during training camp. “He’s totally cleared,” Arians told AZCentral.com. "Once he went through minicamp with flying colors … he’ll get his normal reps. It’ll pretty much be no different than we’ve done it in the past. We’ll see where he’s at and what he needs in each game. Same thing with (backup) Drew (Stanton). I know they can play on Sundays, but they still have to be game-speed ready." Palmer threw for 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns before suffering the injury in Week 9.

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer expects to be healthy heading into the season after playing just six games last season because of a torn ACL, according to the team's official website. Palmer said he is not limited in any way as the preseason approaches, but he is continuing a rehab schedule as a precautionary measure to ensure he will be ready to play in Week 1. “I’m not even thinking about my knee,” Palmer said. “I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don’t need to be at rehab. I’m full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about what I’m not doing because I’m doing everything I was doing.” Palmer tallied 11 touchdowns and three interceptions prior to sustaining the injury against the St. Louis Rams in November.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 2 months ago

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 months 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 3 months 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.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 3 months ago

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 3 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 4 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 6 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 7 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.