Carson Palmer | QB | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 12/7/2013 11:21pm et
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) is expected to start Week 14 even though he is listed as questionable. Palmer took all of the snaps during the team's walkthrough Saturday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd owners. Palmer is just a QB2 himself but the Cardinals' offense would be severely downgraded if he weren't under center against the Rams.
Posted: 12/6/2013 6:11pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians expects QB Carson Palmer (elbow) to play in Week 14 against the St. Louis Rams despite dealing with an injury to his right elbow. Arians is calling Palmer a game-time decision and will wait until warm-ups Sunday to make a final decision. Palmer is listed as questionable after being limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6. 'I've got to watch him warm up and throw and see how he is,' Arians said. 'I got all the confidence in the world he ain't missing.' QB Drew Stanton would start if Palmer isn't able to go.
Huddle Up: Despite Arians' confidence, this could be tricky -- especially given the Cards' late-afternoon start. If you're going to pencil Palmer in to your starting lineup, just be sure and have another option at the ready.
Posted: 12/5/2013 1:37pm et
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's sore right elbow isn't believed to be a serious injury, and he's expected to play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 14. Palmer wasn't sharp in the team's Week 13 loss, underthrowing the ball several times on deep routes after possibly suffering the injury on the third play of the game when he was hit as he threw and fumbled. Palmer was diagnosed with a frayed ligament in his elbow in 2008 but opted not to have Tommy John surgery.
Huddle Up: Palmer still delivered 302 yards and 3 TDs in the Week 13 loss in Philly -- his third straight 300-plus-yard, multiple-TD game -- so hold your concerns until further notice.
Posted: 10/18/2013 2:09pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians seemed to leave the door open to making a change at quarterback after QB Carson Palmer threw two more interceptions against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Oct. 17. 'It's the reasons for the interceptions. Is it his decision-making?' Arians said. 'If it's his decision-making, then we make a change. But the first one to me was obvious pass interference and the safety makes a great play. The second one was just a poor decision. Those are the ones we have to look at.'
Huddle Up: Hopes were raised in the desert, but so far it's been same story, different season as far as the Cards' QB struggles are concerned. Palmer's 14 total turnovers (13 picks, 1 fumble) trail only Eli Manning's 17 (15-2), and his only 300-yard game came in the season opener vs. the Rams. Drew Stanton is listed No. 2 on the depth chart, but he hasn't played since 2010 when he was with the Lions.
Posted: 10/14/2013 6:40pm et
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he believes QB Carson Palmer is still the team's best option at quarterback even though he has struggled with interceptions. Keim said Palmer has handled adversity well during games but understands that Palmer needs to be more consistent with his play.
Huddle Up: Of course he is. He is also the best option for your fantasy team, at least as far as Larry Fitzgerald and Co. are concerned.
Posted: 10/2/2013 12:44am et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called his offense 'putrid' in their Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arians is shocked at how long it has taken his team to pick up the offensive playbook. 'I haven't seen it take this long ever,' he said. Arizona has converted just two of 21 third downs in their two victories this year. The issues have been linked to dropped passes, bad throws, poor protection and poorly-run routes.
Huddle Up: The Cards have scored one TD in each of their past 2 games, and after a strong Arizona debut in Week 1 (327 yards, 2 TDs), QB Carson Palmer has failed to top 250 yards in each of his past 3 contests and has thrown a combined 2 TDs and 5 picks. The ground game hasn't helped, much, either, with a Cardinal RB failing to rush for more than 29 yards in each of the past 2 weeks. Obviously, there's a lot of room for growth, so keep an eye on Palmer and Co. and see if they can shrug off their growing pains.
Posted: 7/14/2013 11:17am et
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald have been working together at the receiver's annual summer program at the University of Minnesota. 'Look, this is a big year for me, coming off my worst season as a pro,' Fitzgerald said. 'I know Carson wants to play well this year. This is a huge year, and we're leaning on each other.'
Huddle Up: While Palmer's fantasy numbers should improve from his recent seasons in Oakland, he doesn't figure to rise above QB2 status in too many standard leagues. Fitzgerald, however, is coming off his worst season (71-798-4) in memory, and should be the biggest beneficiary of Palmer's arrival. Look to make a value pick with Fitz if too many fantasy GMs in your draft fail to look past last season's stats.
Posted: 4/14/2013 5:46pm et
The Arizona Cardinals likely will not take a quarterback in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and may not take a quarterback at any point during the draft because of the addition of QB Carson Palmer.
Huddle Up: The Cards can take a season to see what they have among second-year QB Ryan Lindley and relatively young and untested vets Brian Hoyer and Drew Stanton.
Posted: 4/2/2013 11:16pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is very happy about the trade that brought QB Carson Palmer to the team Tuesday, April 2. Palmer was immediately named the Cards' starter.
Huddle Up: You'd be grinning too if you were in Fitz's cleats coming off his least-productive season (71-798-4) since his rookie year of 2004.
Posted: 4/2/2013 2:28pm et
Updating previous reports, the Arizona Cardinals have completed a trade for QB Carson Palmer (Raiders). Terms of the trade were not officially disclosed, but Sports Illustrated reported that the Raiders will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in return.
Huddle Up: The Cards now have a new QB and RB (Rashard Mendenhall) to go along with new head coach Bruce Arians and Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer was unable to guide the Raiders to many wins (8) in his 1.5 seasons by the bay, but he did put up OK fantasy numbers (4,018 yards, 22 TDs) last year, and has a chance to improve on those in a better situation in Arizona, provided the Cards commit to fixing their turnstile of an offensive line.
Posted: 4/1/2013 1:18pm et
The Arizona Cardinals are working to finalize a trade for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer. They'd be giving up a late-round pick.
Huddle Up: You have to believe the Cardinals would require Palmer to restructure the $13 million deal Oakland wants to rid itself of. And if Arizona lands Palmer, the QB dominos would keep on falling with Brian Hoyer--whom the Cardinals have apparently been shopping for some time--or John Skelton the most likely to exit the desert.
Posted: 3/31/2013 1:43pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer is interested in joining the San Francisco 49ers if he is cut by his current team, a move that is expected soon. He would more than likely be the backup behind QB Colin Kaepernick if that were to happen, but it shows his desire to be on the roster of a contending team.
Huddle Up: NFC West rival Arizona reportedly would be interested in signing Palmer and letting him compete for its starting job, but if it's a true contender the QB seeks, then San Fran would the easy choice. However, a Kapernick-Palmer QB combo would be one of the mismatched duos in the league.
Posted: 3/31/2013 12:21am et
The Arizona Cardinals have looked into the possibility of trading for Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer, but he would have to agree to restructure his contract for a deal to happen.
Huddle Up: Palmer has already indicated he won't rework his deal to stay in Oakland, but maybe he'll change his tune to team up with Bruce Arians in Arizona. The alternative would be to hit the streets and hope to sign on at a fraction of his current contract.
Posted: 3/28/2013 1:47pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer may prefer a backup role on a winning team over taking a pay cut with the team. He has also balked at the team's request to take a pay cut. The decision, according to three sources familiar with Palmer's mindset, is based on a sense that the Raiders' prospects for success in 2013 are so bleak that money is no longer the predominant factor in his thought process. There's an increasing sense both inside the organization and in Palmer's camp that a parting of the ways is imminent.
Huddle Up: Palmer's tenure in Cincy ended with animosity, and now it looks like his run in Oakland is well along the same path. It all adds up to a very iffy future for the 33-year-old QB if he parts ways with the Silver & Black.
Posted: 3/26/2013 12:57pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer likely will not consider accepting a restructured contract in order to stay with the team. The Raiders would have to decide whether to pay Palmer $13 million or release him.
Huddle Up: Believe it or not, the QB carousel looks as if it's gearing up for another go-round in Oakland, and if the Raiders release Palmer, third-year man Terrelle Pryor -- who has thrown all of 30 NFL passes -- would assume the No. 1 role and leave the team scouring the draft or the picked-over FA market once again.
Posted: 3/8/2013 11:49pm et
The Oakland Raiders may release QB Carson Palmer this offseason if he does not agree to take a pay cut. The Raiders could go with QB Terrelle Pryor and a quarterback they select in the draft.
Huddle Up: Sans Palmer the Oakland receivers would lose what little fantasy value they had; in fact, until Pryor demonstrates the ability to operate an NFL offense the entire Raider offense would have dubious fantasy value. The silver lining might be Darren McFadden seeing more room to run in a read option.
Posted: 2/23/2013 11:55am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's starting quarterback job; however, Palmer will begin the competition as the No. 1 guy. "Carson goes into the offseason as the starter, certainly," Allen said. "But we will see what happens." Palmer has a $13 million cap figure attached to him for 2013 and will likely restructure his contract at some point this offseason.
Huddle Up: The restructure should keep Palmer on the Raiders' roster, and unless Oakland wants to go full-on with the read option he should open the season at quarterback with Pryor as the backup. That's reasonably good news for the fantasy prospects of Oakland wideouts, as well as the fantasy prospects of opposing defensive backs and team defenses.
Posted: 2/10/2013 1:11pm et
The Oakland Raiders could look to sign a veteran wide receiver in the offseason that can be a dependable option for QB Carson Palmer in the passing game. The Raiders have not had a 1,000-yard wideout since 2005.
Huddle Up: There's no denying the Raiders have a need at the position after getting by with the likes of young, cookie-cutter wideouts Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, Rod Streater etc., but it's doubtful the team will have the necessary cap space to make a lure a big free-agent fish.
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:54pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer has a $13 million base salary for 2013, and league sources say there is no chance the team pays him that kind of money to stay. Palmer will have to decide how much money he is willing to walk away from to stay.
Huddle Up: Palmer would certainly find employment elsewhere in the league if he and the Raiders can't come to a financial agreement. The Raiders have to decide at what price point they can afford Palmer, and at what price point they turn the reins over to Terrelle Pryor.
Posted: 1/29/2013 1:17pm et
The Oakland Raiders could consider releasing QB Carson Palmer this offseason if he does not agree to restructure his contract.
Huddle Up: This sounds like a move the Raiders would make, throwing their QB situation to the wind yet again.
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:08pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's 2013 starting quarterback job, although Allen added he still believes Palmer is an effective starter. 'Carson Palmer did an outstanding job for us last year. We feel really good about Carson at the quarterback position moving forward. And obviously, we want to create competition at all levels of our team ... I feel good about Carson. Terrelle did some nice things in the final game of the season last year, and so it will be interesting to see how he does moving forward.'
Huddle Up: Could the Raiders be the next team aboard the Pistol/read option bandwagon if Pryor wins the job? Pryor, though, will first need to take some strides in regards to his passing ability before he can unseat Palmer.
Posted: 12/25/2012 1:47am et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Carson Palmer (ribs, lung) will not play Week 17 because of broken ribs and a bruised lung he suffered in Week 16. Palmer had to spend a night in the hospital after suffering the injuries.
Huddle Up: Palmer's rib injury turned out to be rather serious, and Raiders' coach Dennis Allen said Monday the team will choose between Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor for starting honors Sunday against the Chargers.
Posted: 12/24/2012 9:54pm et
Although Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer appears likely to return to the team in 2013, it is anything but a certainty at this point.
Huddle Up: No one knows what to expect from the Silver & Black -- even for next week. All 3 Oakland QBs took snaps in Week 16, including Palmer, who started the game but left with a rib injury. The bottom line: Fantasy GMs want no part of the Raiders' passing game in the season finale.
Posted: 12/23/2012 4:19pm et
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer's (ribs) X-rays on his injured ribs came back negative but he did not return to the team's Week 16 game after leaving in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Palmer, who was splitting time with Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor in an untimely QB timeshare, was 3-for-3 for 31 yards prior to the injury. No matter who was playing QB, the Raiders failed to score a TD for the second straight week, meaning you don't want any part of the Oakland passing game in Week 17.