Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm
Related players: Carson Palmer
Palmer was more expected to play and will suit up in a difficult matchup against the Seahawks. Brown (hamstring) didn't practice all week and reports said the pain in his leg is a symptom of a sickle-cell trait. Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown should see more targets at WR with Brown out.
Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 7. HC Bruce Arians said that Palmer looked “fine” at practice. He’s going to play against the Seahawks.
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Palmer worked on the side with a trainer. He should be ok, though Friday’s practice should clear things up.
Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm
While Cardinals QB Carson palmer remains in the league concussion protocol, GM Steve Keim commented that Palmer is "doing great by all indications."
This will be a situation to monitor closely all week, as Palmer's health obviously has a huge impact on the entire Arizona passing game. The Cardinals don't play until Monday night against the Jets, so deciding on John Brown and Michael Floyd as borderline flex plays could be tricky, although Drew Stanton did play well on Monday night and New York bleeds fantasy points to wide receivers.
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:08pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion, out) did not practice Wednesday. With Palmer out, Drew Stanton will get the start. In eight starts for the Cardinals in 2014, he averaged 203 passing yards with 0.75 touchdowns and 0.63 interceptions, so he doesn’t look like much of a streaming option even in a pretty good matchup with a mediocre San Francisco pass defense. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown all take a hit.
Drew Stanton will make his first start of the season.
Palmer suffered a concussion on Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Coach Bruce Arians said Palmer made progress in recovery, but won't travel with the team out of precaution.
With Palmer out, Drew Stanton will get the start. In eight starts for the Cardinals in 2014, he averaged 203 passing yards with 0.75 touchdowns and 0.63 interceptions, so he doesn’t look like much of a streaming option even in a pretty good matchup with a mediocre San Francisco pass defense. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown all take a hit in the rankings.
Carson Palmer's status for Thursday Night Football is up in the air.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters that the quarterback was at the team facility Tuesday, but remains in concussion protocol and is still taking tests. Palmer suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of Arizona's Week 4 loss to the Rams and backup quarterback Drew Stanton threw two interceptions in a short relief appearance.
It's a short turnaround for the Cards, who will have to travel to San Francisco on Wednesday for Thursday night's game. So the expectations that Palmer will be available to play remain low. However, earlier in the day, Arians said on a conference call that there is still a "chance he could play."
Monday brought a somewhat different tune from Cardinals HC Bruce Arians. Carson Palmer is in the concussion protocol, but Arians said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, that the quarterback’s condition was better on Monday than it was after Sunday’s loss.
The coach is “more optimistic” that Palmer can play and said that Palmer won’t need to practice in order to play against the Niners.
Related players: Drew Stanton
The game is a Thursday night so the odds are already against Palmer. Still, Palmer will need to pass the tests in order to be cleared even if the team is more optimistic than they were on Sunday. Drew Stanton would start if Palmer can't go.
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer left the game in the fourth quarter after his head slammed against the turf while he was being sacked by Aaron Donald and Eugene Sims and he was evaluated on the sideline briefly before returning to the locker room.
Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that Palmer is now in the concussion protocol and that the Cardinals will be “very, very careful” with him in the coming days.
Related players: Drew Stanton
PFT is reading into the quote from Arians that Palmer is likely out this week against the 49ers, which could very well be the case. However, there is obviously nothing official this early in the week. Keep in mind, it's a short week which doesn't help as the Cards play on Thursday night. Needless to say, owners should come up with a backup plan. Drew Stanton would start in Palmer’s place. He threw a pair of interceptions late in Sunday’s loss. Palmer was 23-of-36 for 288 yards, a touchdown and an interception while also losing a fumble.
Palmer landed on his side with his head then hitting the ground. He jogged to the locker room but never returned to the game and Drew Stanton took over. Of course if he has a concussion, he'll have to enter the league's protocol.
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