Like many other quarterbacks, Cardinals signal caller Carson Palmer is hosting workouts with his teammates this month while waiting for the start of training camp.
Unlike some of the others, Palmer is also playing landlord. Wide receiver John Brown is living with Palmer in Southern California and they’ve been joined by several teammates at workouts that Palmer says are “refreshers” to keep everyone sharp mentally heading into camp.
Palmer’s able to concentrate on that area because he’s feeling physically sharp after rehabbing the torn ACL that ended his 2014 season. Palmer declared himself 100 percent in June, took part in 11-on-11 work at minicamp and says that the knee isn’t even on his mind a couple of weeks ahead of camp.
“I’m not even thinking about my knee,” Palmer said, via the team’s website. “I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don’t need to be at rehab. I’m full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about what I’m not doing because I’m doing everything I was doing.”
The Cardinals offense struggled to score points after Palmer went down last season, averaging under 13 points a game over the final seven weeks of the season. The team went 3-4 in those games, which was good enough for an 11-5 record and a playoff spot while also conjuring up thoughts of what might have been with a healthy Palmer in the lineup all season. The Cardinals hope to find out the answer this year.