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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Cardinals have confirmed that Palmer suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Palmer is thus slated to be placed on season-ending injured reserve, with Drew Stanton, who took over for Palmer after he was injured on Sunday, on track to start at QB for the Cardinals going forward. In terms of Palmer's long-term prospects, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com notes that the damage in Palmer's knee was confined to the ACL, so while the veteran QB clearly has a long recovery ahead of him, he'll presumably have a chance to re-enter the team's starting equation in advance of the 2015 season.

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Palmer is feared to have torn his ACL in Sunday's game against the Rams, according to both NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Fox Sports 910's Mike Jurecki.

Palmer is slated to undergo tests to confirm the nature of his injury, but for now, coach Bruce Arians indicated that the Cardinals won't know the QB's status going forward until he undergoes an MRI, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. In any case, Drew Stanton, who took over for Palmer on Sunday, appears to be in line for another stint as the Cardinals' starting signal-caller.

Carson Palmer QB ARI 6 months ago

Palmer was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams after suffering a left knee injury.

The Cardinals indicated that Palmer is questionable to return to the contest, but such an outcome seems unlikely. With Palmer hobbled, Drew Stanton is in at QB for the Cardinals.

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Palmer signed a three-year contract extension with Arizona on Friday.

The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but it keeps Palmer locked up through the 2017 season. He has 35 touchdowns compared to 24 interceptions in 21 career games for coach Bruce Arians, and his effectiveness of late indicates he's over the shoulder nerve issue that caused him to miss time earlier this year.