Cardinals confident Carson Palmer will return this week

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It looks like quarterback Carson Palmer’s absence from the Cardinals lineup will be a one-week state of affairs.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday that the expectation is that Palmer will be cleared from the concussion protocol well ahead of their Week Six game against the Jets. The last step in the protocol is for Palmer to go through a full practice without a recurrence of any symptoms of the concussion he suffered against the Rams in Week Four.

“He looks great,” Arians said, via

In a further sign that the team is confident about having Palmer back in the lineup, they waived quarterback Zac Dysert on Monday. Dysert was promoted from the practice squad to serve as a backup to Drew Stanton.

The Cardinals started Stanton against the 49ers last Thursday in a 33-21 win that snapped a two-game losing streak and leaves their record at 2-3 heading into the meeting with the 1-4 Jets.