IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
2 days ago1 Comment

Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer has had the cast removed from his left arm, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer was knocked from a Week 7 loss to the Rams in London and diagnosed with a broken left arm, which precipitated surgery and his placement on injured reserve within days. With his cast gone, he can begin rehabilitating the region, but there's no telling whether he has enough time to make another impact by season's end. Due to the timing of the injury, he could be activated as early as Week 16 against the Giants, but the Cards are currently on the outside looking in in the playoff picture. For the time being, Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback while Drew Stanton recovers from a sprained knee.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
5 days ago

Palmer (arm), who is under contract with the Cardinals through the 2018 season, indicated last week that he hasn't decided if he'll keep playing beyond the current campaign, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "I haven't even gotten there yet," Palmer said, regarding his future in the NFL. "I'll have a chance to think about what is next as far as 2018 and all that once we get through this year."

EDGE Analysis

Palmer's salary carries a $12.5 million cap hit next season and includes a $1.5 million roster bonus that will be guaranteed five days after the Super Bowl, so it's expected that the soon-to-be 38-year-old will inform the Cardinals of his intentions by that point. For now, Palmer said that he's focusing on rehabbing his broken left arm and returning from injured reserve this season, with the earliest date he could be activated coming in advance of the Cardinals' Week 16 game Dec. 24 against the Giants. It's still too early in the rehab process to determine if a 2017 return is feasible for Palmer, given that he has yet to have his cast removed following surgery.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
4 weeks ago

The Cardinals placed Palmer (arm) on injured reserve Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of Sunday's loss to the Rams in London, head coach Bruce Arians relayed Palmer would likely need eight weeks to recover from a broken left arm. A second opinion was ordered up, though, revealing Palmer may be able to return within 4-to-6 weeks. The veteran signal caller has since undergone surgery, and the former was in fact the correct approximation, resulting in Palmer's placement on IR. While he focuses on rehab and a potential return as early as Week 16, the Cardinals will turn over the offense to Drew Stanton.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured left arm, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Palmer suffered the injury in the Week 7 loss to the Rams, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said that the veteran quarterback would likely miss around eight weeks, but it doesn't sound as though that timetable is ironclad. Palmer received a second opinion on his injury Monday, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, and after listening to feedback from doctors, he believes he could return in as few as 4-to-6 weeks. If that's the case, the Cardinals could avoid placing Palmer on injured reserve, as such a transaction would keep the quarterback sidelined for at least eight weeks. While the Cardinals await Palmer's potential return later this season, Drew Stanton will get the first crack at running the team's offense Sunday in San Francisco.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer, who is getting a second opinion on his fractured left arm, thinks he'll be able to return in 4-to-6 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer's initial prognosis was at least eight weeks, so the quarterback may be overly optimistic in his ability to recover. While the upcoming evaluation may bring his timetable into focus, injured reserve remains a possibility in the mind of head coach Bruce Arians. If that comes to pass, Arians will "definitely" tab Palmer as one of the two players the Cardinals can designate for a return from IR. As long as Palmer is sidelined, Drew Stanton will hold down the fort at quarterback, with Blaine Gabbert handling backup duty.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer broke his left arm Sunday against the Rams in London and miss at least eight weeks.

EDGE Analysis

Such a timetable extends through Week 15, which would leave two games available for Palmer to make another appearance this season. With Palmer slated for surgery and a lengthy recovery, Drew Stanton will run the offense moving forward, per head coach Bruce Arians.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

The Cardinals have ruled out Palmer (arm) for the rest of Sunday's contest versus the Rams in London, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer has a propensity for serious injuries, missing 33 of a possible 215 games since logging his first NFL start in Week 1 of the 2004 season. The severity of the current issue hasn't been revealed, but he held up his left arm while leaving the field, an unnatural move if there ever was one. While the Cardinals will clarify the ailment in due time, Drew Stanton will serve as the starting quarterback for as long as Palmer is sidelined.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer suffered a left arm injury during Sunday's contest against the Rams in London, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After taking a hit on a second-quarter interception, Palmer was looked at by the team's medical staff before going to the locker room. As he left the field, he was holding up his left arm while swinging his right arm normally, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. If Palmer is unable to return, he'll end the day 10-of-18 passing for 122 yards and the pick. Meanwhile, Drew Stanton took over direction of the offense.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer completed 18 of 22 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 38-33 win over the Buccaneers. He also lost four yards on five rushes and logged a fumble and fumble recovery.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signal caller posted a spectacular 81.8 percent completion rate and 139.4 rating for the contest, while also averaging 12.9 yards per attempt. All three numbers -- along with his trio of touchdown passes -- were season highs for Palmer, who once again displayed a prolific connection with Larry Fitzgerald to the tune of 10 receptions, 138 yards and one score. With the newly-signed Adrian Peterson turning back the clock Sunday with 134 yards on 26 rushes, Palmer notably put up less than 30 pass attempts for the first time all season. If Peterson's performance is more than a one-game outlier, the balance he'll bring to the offense could make Palmer even more effective than he's already proven to be this season. The 37-year-old will look to deliver once again versus the Rams in Week 7.

IRCarson Palmer
QB ARI (8)
1 month ago

Palmer completed 28 of 44 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Arizona's offense struggled early with five drives of less than 25 yards in its first six possessions, but Palmer came away with a solid, but unspectacular, stat sheet. The loss of David Johnson continues to hurt the Cardinals' overall, but the results probably benefit Palmer from a fantasy perspective. Without much of a running game, Palmer has thrown for at least 325 yards in three of his last four games. He hasn't scored much, with a touchdown:interception ratio of five:two during that span, but if you're looking for a quarterback that is going to have the chuck it up a ton to put his team in position to win, Palmer is your man.