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Palmer completed 22-of-31 passes for 253 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's win at Oakland.

The second-quarter pick was the Cardinals' first of the season, ending a streak of 195 passes without an interception to start the 2014 campaign. Meanwhile, Palmer is setting a precedent in a Cardinal uniform, as he's recorded multiple touchdowns in all three appearances this year, and 11 of his past 15 overall. He especially handled five-plus pass rushers effectively Sunday, completing 8-of-9 passes for 79 yards and both scores on the day. With a favorable matchup in store next Sunday -- the Eagles have yielded two-plus touchdown strikes on five occasions this season -- Palmer is again a sneaky fantasy play.

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Palmer (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday in Oakland, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Palmer logged his first full practice Friday since Week 1, when he sustained the nerve issue that has plagued his second campaign with the Cardinals. With a friendly matchup on tap -- the Raiders have allowed 275 passing yards per game and six total touchdown passes over the past three outings -- he'll look to resume his union with the wideout trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd (groin), and John Brown (hamstring).

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Palmer (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Oakland.

Palmer was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he logged a full showing Friday. While he might not be an ideal fantasy start in most formats, Palmer's return to the field is very reassuring for the fantasy values of all of Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.

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Palmer (shoulder) was again limited in practice Thursday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

You'll want to monitor Palmer up until game time Sunday if you are planning to start him this week against the Raiders, but the Cardinals have not given any indication that they think he might miss the game. Oakland ranks 11th against the pass, but don't let the ranking fool you - the Raiders have surrendered 591 yards and five touchdowns through the air over their last two games.

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Palmer (shoulder) practiced in a limited, rather than full, capacity Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Coach Bruce Arians said prior to practice that Palmer would be a "full go" this week, but the statement didn't translate to his activity level. It's unclear how much work Palmer was able to fit in, but at the very least, he must have completed the individual portions. Consequently, his status should be monitored closely as the week draws to a close.

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Palmer (shoulder) will practice in full all week, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Before Wednesday's practice, coach Bruce Arians made the announcement, during which he told Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site that Palmer's throwing arm isn't 100 percent but is "more than serviceable." There's still the fear of a setback, considering the ups and downs of his recovery this season, but Palmer is clearly in line to quarterback Sunday's game in his return to Oakland.

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According to coach Bruce Arians, Palmer (shoulder) "feels great" following Sunday's game and hopes to be without limits in practice this week, the Cardinals' official site reports. Furthermore, Palmer told Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix that he's "not out of the clear. I need to continue to do treatment for I don't know how long...been very unpredictable."

Indeed, Palmer's shoulder has oscillated between progress and regression, the latter of which occurred during the Cardinals' Week 4 bye and forced a third consecutive DNP at Denver last weekend. During Friday's practice, though, he received approximately a quarter of the first-team reps, before returning to Denver for another round of muscle-activation therapy with Peyton Manning's specialist, the Arizona Republic reports. The will-he-or-won't-he play continued until quite close to Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff, as Palmer, Drew Stanton (concussion), and Logan Thomas were all active and working through pregame warmups. After getting the call, Palmer proceeded to complete 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, while directing five scoring drives and proving his overall worth to the Cardinals. Once Wednesday arrives, owners will hopefully be able to breath a sigh of relief, with an unhindered Palmer in practice.

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Palmer (shoulder) completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-20 win over Washington.

Palmer didn't take too many shots down the field, but he was smooth in general, getting rid of the ball quickly. He hooked up with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd on touchdowns, as both players scored for the first time this season. Assuming Palmer didn't suffer some sort of setback, he should be good to go next week against a beatable Raiders secondary.

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Palmer (shoulder) was named the starting quarterback for Sunday's game versus Washington, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

A week of suspense has ended with Palmer earning the nod, even after failing to practice fully, or coach Bruce Arians' one requirement to start. Alas, he'll face a Washington defense that has surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air this season, good for fourth-most in the league.

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Palmer appears poised to start Sunday against Washington after taking snaps with starting center Lyle Sendlein during warmups, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

As he take more snaps, Palmer increased the velocity on his throws, even putting extra juice on 15-yard outs. Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site seconded Somers' views, as Palmer worked with the first-team offense. Barring a late development, Palmer is seemingly making his first appearance since Week 1, when he initially suffered the nerve issue in his throwing shoulder that held him out more than a month.