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Palmer completed all five of his passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.

Palmer couldn't have gotten off to a better start, though he did take one sack against a Texans team that stunk out the joint. The veteran signal-caller once again gets to work with Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald, but while the Cardinals' offensive line should be improved, it still has the look of a below-average unit. Contending with NFC West teams behind a poor line is no easy task, and it would certainly help matters if some combination of Floyd, RB Andre Ellington and TE Rob Housler can step up. Ellington and Floyd played well last season, and both have a chance to make an even bigger impact this year.

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Carson Palmer says the offense is "light years" ahead of where it was at last season.

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Carson Palmer understands that the Cardinals might draft a quarterback.

Palmer has quit on two other teams for less, but has a realistic view of his future. "I know I'm not going to play forever," Palmer said. "It's hard for us players to admit that." Now 34, Palmer was something resembling effective in 2013, but posted a 24:22 TD:INT ratio across 572 passes. The Cardinals are unlikely to draft his successor on Day 1, but will undoubtedly keep an open mind with regards to signal callers in the middle rounds.

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes Carson Palmer has "plenty of juice left in the tank," and could play another 2-3 seasons.

"He's in great condition," Arians gushed. "I would think he could play until 36, 37 easily." Palmer turned 34 in December. It's debatable how much "juice" Palmer truly has left. He occasionally appeared done in 2013, and finished with a 24:22 TD:INT ratio. His "mobility" is nonexistent. He's still by far the Cardinals' best option, however. It would be far from surprising if GM Steve Keim drafted Arians a mid-round quarterback to develop.

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The Arizona Republic confirms Carson Palmer is expected to remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback in 2014.

The Cards are also expected to retain Drew Stanton as Palmer's backup. Palmer turned 34 years old in December, so it's very conceivable that Arizona uses a top-100 draft pick on a quarterback. Palmer posted a 16:8 TD-to-INT ratio over the final nine games of 2013 and wound up posting a six-year high in completion rate (63.3) and career high in passing yards (4,274) under Bruce Arians. Palmer will be viewed as a fairly low-ceiling QB2 in 2014 fantasy circles.

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Carson Palmer completed 28-of-49 passes for 407 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the 49ers.

Palmer's declining arm strength and utter lack of mobility has been well documented. But when given two elite receivers and a Bruce Arians scheme, he predictably produced. Palmer ended up completing 362-of-572 passes (63.2 percent) for 4,274 yards (267.1 per game) with 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. The Cardinals need to get a quarterback of the future on their roster, but Palmer will almost certainly be the man in 2014 and a fine QB2 candidate once again. He's under contract through 2015.

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Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) is officially listed as probable for Week 17.

Palmer will start Sunday's regular season finale, as expected. The Cardinals have yet to clinch a playoff spot heading into Week 17 against the 49ers.

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Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Palmer will be ready to roll as the Cardinals look to keep their playoff hopes alive against the 49ers.

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Carson Palmer (ankle) was limited in Cardinals practice Wednesday.

Despite the limited tag, Palmer will start Sunday's regular season finale against the 49ers. 10-5 Arizona has yet to clinch a spot in the postseason.

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Carson Palmer completed 13-of-25 passes for 178 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions in Sunday's 17-10 Week 16 upset at Seattle.

Palmer was predictably horrific in this brutal spot, throwing passes up for grabs and sparring with Bruce Arians on the sideline. He now has two touchdowns and six interceptions in two meetings with the Legion of Boom this season. But Palmer did make one great throw, a jump ball to Michael Floyd for a 31-yard game-winning touchdown with 2:20 left in the fourth. The Cardinals have won three straight games and seven of their last eight heading into another tough Week 17 matchup against the 49ers.