Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he was more optimistic about quarterback Carson Palmer’s chances of playing against the 49ers on Thursday night, but that’s a quick turnaround for a player with a concussion and the team has moved to add another quarterback to the roster.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported during halftime of Monday night’s game between the Giants and Vikings that the Caardinals would promote quarterback Zac Dysert from the practice squad. Agent Mike McCartney also tweeted out congratulations to his client about the promotion.
Dysert signed to the Cardinals practice squad after spending the summer with the Dolphins. He’s also been a member of the Bills, Texans and Broncos since Denver drafted him in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but has never appeared in a regular season game.
The Cardinals would likely prefer that doesn’t change on Thursday night, but Dysert would be the man behind Drew Stanton if Palmer remains in the concussion protocol.