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Carson Palmer cleared from concussion protocol

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks to throws against the New England Patriots during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AP

The Cardinals were confident on Monday that quarterback Carson Palmer would be cleared from the league’s concussion protocol in time to practice this week and play against the Jets on Monday night.

That confidence was well placed. The team announced on Tuesday that Palmer has been cleared and will take part in a full practice with the team on Wednesday.

Palmer was hurt near the end of Arizona’s Week Four loss to the Rams and placed in the protocol after being evaluated during the game. Drew Stanton started against the 49ers last Thursday in the team’s second win of the season.

The matchup against the Jets is the second of three straight prime time games for the Cardinals, who will host the Seahawks on Sunday night in Week Seven. They’ll then travel to Carolina in Week Eight for a rematch of last year’s NFC title game participants that they hope will go better for Palmer than that January game.

The team also announced that linebacker Kevin Minter is out of the concussion protocol, clearing the way for his return after he was forced out of the win over the 49ers.

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5 Responses to “Carson Palmer cleared from concussion protocol”
  1. idiedpretty says: Oct 11, 2016 5:18 PM

    Palmer v Fitzpatrick, Monday nite. I wonder what the combined over/under is on picks? Somebody wake me when this game is over.

  2. redbird24 says: Oct 11, 2016 5:49 PM

    It’s good for the Cardinals that Palmer has been cleared to play. But if the offensive line doesn’t do a better job of protecting him, it’s only a matter of time till he’s injured again.

  3. DoyerFan says: Oct 11, 2016 6:10 PM

    He’ll be fine. Cardinals 31, Jest 21.

    Seattle will win this week because it’s nearly impossible to win two road games in a row in the NFL against tough teams, and the Rams will lose in Detroit, leaving the standings at:
    1) Seattle 4-1
    2) Rams 3-3
    3) Cardinals 3-3
    4) Does anybody really care anymore? Anybody? Bueller? at 1-5.

  4. jakehoyt says: Oct 11, 2016 7:24 PM

    The west is still up in the air. Arizona reminds of Seattle last year. Slow start but playoff bound. The. NFC is wide open. Not one dominate team

  5. theecowardlylion says: Oct 11, 2016 8:14 PM

    seriously Carson, get out there and do something for my fantasy team. …and tell that Spartan screwball of a backup of yours to get back to throwing balls at barrels and wearing elf costumes.

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