Carson Palmer working out in California, “not even thinking” about knee

AP

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.

46 responses to “Carson Palmer working out in California, “not even thinking” about knee

  1. If I were the Cardinals I would offer Palmer to the Raiders in exchange for two 1st round picks. Crazier things have happened.

  2. Palmer plays a full season the Cards should win 11-13. His numbers were top 5 until he went down…few realize that. Now he has an upgraded Oline and an exciting new rookie RB to pair with Ellington, and John Brown has one year experience.

  3. The problem is not with Palmer’s knee; it is and always has been the horrible offensive line of the Cardinals. Once that problem is solved, Palmer’s knee will be in no danger.

    David Johnson will be the best medicine for Palmer’s knee.

  4. What I find funny is when Palmer was with the Raiders he was “washed up and finished” Before he got hurt in week 16 against the Panthers he was on pace to throw for around 30 TDs and over 4000 yds.

    When he went to the Cardinals he magically became “The missing piece” to a Cardinal Super Bowl run.

    The bias by the media gets more ludicrous by the day.

  5. Ya, Right……..as a Bengal fan it took this guy 8 years to get over the first ACL repair mentally. I’m sure he’s not thinking about it at all after the second……..LOL! This year might be the last for Mr. Palmer.

  6. humb0lt says:
    Jul 16, 2015 1:44 PM
    If I were the Cardinals I would offer Palmer to the Raiders in exchange for two 1st round picks. Crazier things have happened.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    They really have! LOL

  7. Palmer was seen at Del Mar earlier today doing 12 oz curls in the paddock. The only thing Cards fans need to know is how the backup is doing. Palmer just can;t stay healthy

  8. dwoofer says:
    Jul 16, 2015 1:58 PM
    The problem is not with Palmer’s knee; it is and always has been the horrible offensive line of the Cardinals. Once that problem is solved, Palmer’s knee will be in no danger.

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    Drafted DJ Humphries in 1st Rd and signed the best free agent guard Mike Iupati. I’d say they addressed that problem.

  9. 69goatboy says: Jul 16, 2015 2:49 PM

    Palmer still throws the prettiest pick six in the flat in all of football.
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    Usually in the 4th quarter…

  10. PFTcensorsRULE says:
    Jul 16, 2015 2:32 PM
    Yet, where is Sam Bradford? (who incidentally, got hurt long before Plamer)

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    Yea i would skip over the whole that was the second time in a row he tore it because he came back to early part too SMH

  11. MostlyRight says:

    Palmer plays a full season the Cards should win 11-13. His numbers were top 5 until he went down…few realize that. Now he has an upgraded Oline and an exciting new rookie RB to pair with Ellington, and John Brown has one year experience.
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    Yeah I’m sure with Palmer at QB the Seahawks would have only beaten the Cardinals 35-13 instead of 35-6.

  12. The Cards O-line is the key here. With the signing of Iupati, Palmers blindside should be pretty well protected. Its the right side of the line where Cards fans should be leery.

  13. Not a Bengals or Cardinals fan but I’d like to see Palmer have some post season success. But even if he stays healthy that won’t be easy, NFCW is a tough division, except the 9ers, what a train wreck that has become.

  14. Carson Palmer is a great example for how important a quarterback is to their team…., unless you’re Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Or, Cutler and the Bears. Or, nobody and NY Jets. All jokes aside, a healthy Carson Palmer equals a very dangerous Arizona Cardinals playoff team this coming season that I hope exposes Russel Wilson for what he is while on the field, for nothing else has worked yet despite all the ‘right in your face’ signs. Palmer=what is needed in a quarterback.

  15. The ONLY areas of concern for the Cards are can they fill the performance-talent void left by the departed Cromartie, can Peterson revert back to his awesome rookie year level of play (every year since, his play had declined), can the now fully healed Honey Badger get back to his terrific rookie year level of play, will a decent tight end starter emerge, and will the new inside and outside linebackers bring more speed and production over last year?

    The rest of the Cards roster is as solid, talented, and comparable to the top teams in the NFL.

    BTW, unless Logan Thomas is busy busting his butt with some real QB guru to improve his mechanics and reading defenses, his absence at Palmer’s off-season workouts do not bode well for Thomas’ chances in beating out Phillip Sims for the 3rd QB spot.

    Without solid offensive and defensive lines, you do not have a real NFL contender. The Cards now have both.

  16. humb0lt says:Jul 16, 2015 1:44 PM

    If I were the Cardinals I would offer Palmer to the Raiders in exchange for two 1st round picks. Crazier things have happened.
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    Hey HummyBolt

    GOT RINGS ??????????

    LOL

    RAIDER4LIFE

  17. “seahawkboymike says:
    Jul 16, 2015 3:00 PM
    MostlyRight says:

    Palmer plays a full season the Cards should win 11-13. His numbers were top 5 until he went down…few realize that. Now he has an upgraded Oline and an exciting new rookie RB to pair with Ellington, and John Brown has one year experience.
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    Yeah I’m sure with Palmer at QB the Seahawks would have only beaten the Cardinals 35-13 instead of 35-6.

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    All we know for sure is that the last time the Cardinals did play Seattle with Palmer at QB, the Cardinals won. In Seattle too. And that was the year Seattle actually won a Super Bowl.

    BTW…thank Wilson and Coach Double Rainbow for that priceless moment at the end of the last Super Bowl, should you ever see them in a Starbucks or at the Space Needle or wherever.

  18. I have nothing great to say about Palmer, he is just a notch above Eli Manning. Palmer retired to get out of a contract then he came back when he was allowed to. Not much different then when Eli balked at being drafted by San Diego.

  19. dwoofer says:

    The problem is not with Palmer’s knee; it is and always has been the horrible offensive line of the Cardinals. Once that problem is solved, Palmer’s knee will be in no danger.

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    250dollarnflowner says:

    Drafted DJ Humphries in 1st Rd and signed the best free agent guard Mike Iupati. I’d say they addressed that problem.

    Also drafted Jonathan Cooper last year and sign Jared Veldheer

  20. Cooper was actually drafted two years ago with their first round draft pick, and promptly broke his leg and missed the entire season. Last year he was just ok early coming back from injury, but as the season rolled on started two games…the only two the Cards ran for over 100 yards even though Ellington and Palmer were hurt by then. Now with the signing of Iupati he shifts to RG. A first rounder considered by many to be the best G in decades at RG, with top run blocking LG Iupati added in FA. Veldheer added at LT last year and was the stud they hoped he would be. Thanks Oakland.

    Then upgraded C from Sendlein, who was rated the #31 out of 32 starters last year. As a surprise value pick in the first round this year the Cards surprised with a pick of DJ Humphries, rated as the top pure LT in the draft. He will battle Massie, who played very well at RT and is still up and coming himself, for the RT spot while being available to back up Veldheer as well.

    Another guy coming back from injury last year is last year’s 2nd round pick TE Troy Niklas. He came out young and would have been the uncontested top TE and first rounder if he came out this year. He’s a huge upgrade on the line as he’s mainly a blocking TE. I watched him repeatedly put Darnell Dockett on his rear last year in camp. Kid will be amazing, and can catch and then punish defenders up the middle.

    Finally, stud RB David Johnson was added to pair up with Ellington…bigger and stronger but also fast with great receiving ability. Carson will love him, and he’s perfect for Arian’s offense.

    Trust me, Carson is more likely to stay upright and healthy on passing plays with this Oline. The running game will be vastly improved. And Palmer has more weapons to throw to. They lost no one but Housler and Ted Ginn on offense. Added a few TE prospects who look very interesting and a small John Brown type TE/KR who was the fastest guy in the draft.

  21. What I find funny is that they couldn’t find an action shot of Palmer in a Cards uniform…

  22. Unrealistic cause the cards wouldn’t and shouldn’t deal him, but it would be exciting if the Bills made a move for him. He’s an underrated QB big time as he’s performed at a high level at every team, just never been with a good enough squad.

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