Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been steadily adding to his workload during the team’s offseason workouts as he makes his way back from last year’s torn ACL, but the progress wasn’t quite fast enough for him a couple of weeks ago.
Palmer was limited to 7-on-7 work at that point and has continued to be held out of 11-on-11 drills that featured blitzing defenders, but that should change at next week’s minicamp. Coach Bruce Arians indicated Thursday that Palmer will be a full participant in the team’s next set of activities.
“He’ll get some [11-on-11] work next week,” Arians said, via the Arizona Republic. “We had some no huddle [on Wednesday]. We’ll do some more of that, depending upon who’s on defense.”
Arians doesn’t want Palmer practicing against rookies and other defensive players whose zeal to compete for jobs might make them forget about the prohibitions on touching quarterbacks during practice, but the should be enough periods with established players to make sure Palmer gets a taste of the full team work before training camp.