Carson Palmer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cardinals restructure Carson Palmer contract for cap relief

    Sporting News "The Cardinals have restructured the contract of quarterback Carson Palmer to clear roughly $7.1 million of salary cap space, The Arizona Republic reported on Thursday. Palmer received his $9.5 million roster bonus after it was converted to a signing bonus. It was earlier reported in February..." March 13

  • Carson Palmer 'about a month ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab "The Arizona Cardinals' 2014 season was impressive in a vacuum. It was really impressive considering the littany of injuries they dealt with before and during the season, including quarterback Carson Palmer going down before the team could even heat up. Palmer tore his ACL against the Rams in..." February 19

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Cardinals QB Carson Palmer tells me feeling great 3 months post-surgery for ACL tear. Expects to be involved in mini-camp, training camp

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    SiriusXM NFL Radio @SiriusXMNFL

    Bruce Arians: Carson is ahead of schedule. I think he'll be back for Mandatory mini camp but I wouldnt put it past him to be back for OTA's.

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer out for season with torn ACL

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left knee and will not only miss the rest of this season, but could be sidelined for the majority of next season as well. Coach Bruce Arians on Monday confirmed that Palmer, indeed, suffered a torn anterior cruciate..." November 11

  • Cardinals fear Palmer has ACL tear "The Arizona Cardinals fear that quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, according to multiple reports. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the team wouldn't know Palmer's prognosis until more tests are done. "We don't..." November 10

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer says nerve no longer an issue

    Arizona Republic "At the tail end of his news conference Wednesday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked if the nerve problem in Carson Palmer's right shoulder is now a thing of the past. "Yeah, knock on wood," Arians said, rapping three times on the top of table at which he was sitting. "Hopefully, we don't..." October 23

  • Arizona Cardinals begin contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals have opened contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer's agent, David Dunn, and hope to reach agreement before the end of the season. "I won't get into specific points of the negotiations but we've had some dialogue with Dave Dunn," General Manager Steve Keim said. "He..." October 17

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    QB Stanton at practice. Palmer lobbed, emphasize lobbed, passes 35 yds or so, lined up with first team. What does it all mean? beats me.

  • Cardinals' QB situation still muddled; Thomas preparing to start

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Cardinals quarterback situation did not get much clearer Thursday. Starter Carson Palmer took a few reps in practice with his sore shoulder, but Drew Stanton was unable to the same after failing to clear the complicated NFL concussion protocol. If Logan Thomas receives his first career..." October 10

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Carson Palmer said specialist just reiterated everything he knew: Shoulder issue not career or season-threatening; could "wake" at any point

  • Diagnosis on Cardinals QB Carson Palmer reveals numbness "A visit to an orthopedic surgeon has revealed that Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is suffering from numbness over part of his outer shoulder, as well as weakness when he lifts his arm up and away from the body, according to Fox Sports. That is considered good news since it will allow him..." October 02

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    Arians said there is the possibility the team puts Palmer on IR with plans to return but they are not close to that decision yet.

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer believes he'll be back against Broncos

    Arizona Sports "With the Arizona Cardinals on a bye in Week 4, there are plenty of players using the time to get closer to 100 percent healthy. Running back Andre Ellington, who has been bothered by a foot injury, will benefit. So will cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who dinged up his knee in last Sunday's win..." September 25

  • Cardinals QB Carson Palmer says shoulder is much improved

    Arizona Republic "Carson Palmer said he didn't stumble across a miracle cure, but the Cardinals quarterback told azcentral sports on Tuesday that his right shoulder is finally responding to all the treatment he's been getting and he's close to being back to 100 percent. That's huge news considering Palmer has..." September 24

  • Drew Stanton must remain Cardinals' QB over Carson Palmer "The Arizona Cardinals are undefeated, having won two of their three games with a backup quarterback. But there is absolutely no quarterback controversy in the desert. Drew Stanton should be the Cardinals' quarterback for good. Drew Stanton will lead Arizona to the postseason. This is not..." September 24

  • Report: It 'could be a month' before Carson Palmer returns for Arizona "Carson Palmer's return for the Arizona Cardinals could be in a day, or it could be in a month, head coach Bruce Arians told Fox Sports Alex Marvez Tuesday. Palmer attempted to start Sunday's game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, but was replaced by Drew Stanton after team officials..." September 17

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) hasn't thrown much this week. Arians thinks he'll play. Called it a "nerve thing" Drew Stanton is the backup.

  • Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer can 'play up to 36, 37' "The Arizona Cardinals don't sound like a team courting quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Coach Bruce Arians told Around the League on Friday that he's fully sold on Carson Palmer, calling him a Super Bowl-level passer who's far from finished as an NFL starter. "There's no doubt," Arians..." February 21

  • Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald a go "Quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Larry Fitzgerald are expected to play Sunday at Seattle after being listed as questionable last week as the Cardinals fight to stay in the postseason hunt, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Cardinals (9-5) would be all but eliminated..." December 22

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    S Rashad Johnson has a high ankle sprain. It's a concern. Ellington should be OK. Palmer has low grade ankle sprain.

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    John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

    Carson Palmer is active and starting for the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Cardinals expect Palmer to play, and that's a big deal

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, despite a sore elbow that significantly limited his throws all week in practice and has him listed as questionable. "It will be a game-time decision," coach Bruce Arians said Friday, "but I've got all the..." December 07

  • Carson Palmer gets a lift from raising Arizona

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Carson Palmer has piled up some impressive numbers in his 11-year NFL career. Wins, though, have been hard to come by. Although he won’t say so, this has the makings of a season of redemption for the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall draft pick by Cincinnati in 2003. After a..." December 01

  • Palmer, Arians partnership not built to last "Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer ran his streak of consecutive games with multiple interceptions to five in Thursday night's 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Before the onset of garbage time in the middle of the fourth quarter Palmer had just 20 adjusted net passing yards on 31..." October 18

  • Greg Hardy drew $25,000 fine for 2012 hit, but Carson Palmer says it was clean

    Charlotte Observer "The NFL thought Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy’s hit on former Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer last season was deserving of a penalty flag and a $25000 fine. But the guy who sustained cracked ribs and a bruised lung on the play said Hardy’s hit was clean. “I do definitely remember it..." October 03

  • Carson Palmer says Bucs were calling his agent 'a lot' in offseason "On Wednesday morning Greg Schiano shoved his chips in on rookie quarterback Mike Glennon giving him the starting nod over Josh Freeman in Week 3 against the Cardinals (and basically forever). This had been coming for a while. That was made even more clear when Carson Palmer speaking on a..." September 25

  • Palmer still won't discuss exit from Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If you have a secret tell it to Carson Palmer. The Cardinals quarterback knows all about keeping them and not saying a word. Asked to explain why he wanted out of Cincinnati so badly two years ago after spending eight seasons with the Bengals Palmer may as well have pasted Super Glue across his..." August 24

  • Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is “awesome”

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he’s never played with a receiver quite like Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer said at Arizona’s Organized Team Activities that Fitzgerald makes catches in practice that only he and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson would be able to make. “It’s been awesome,” Palmer..." June 07

  • Arians: Palmer was great in “a crazy situation” in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says his new quarterback, Carson Palmer, has played better football recently than most people think. Arians said in an interview on ESPN that he believes Palmer had an outstanding season in Oakland in 2012, and that people who focus on the Raiders’ 4-12 record need..." May 20

  • Cardinals' Palmer undaunted by circumstance

    Fox Sports Arizona "Since Carson Palmer entered the NFL in 2003, the three teams for which he has played — the Bengals, the Raiders and now the Cardinals — have combined for six winning seasons out of a possible 30. Only the Cardinals have won a playoff game in that span. Palmer couldn’t help who drafted him, and..." May 15

  • Carson Palmer traded to Cards "Quarterback Carson Palmer has been traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Raiders will receive the draft pick if Palmer starts 13 games for the Cardinals in the..." April 02

  • Carson Palmer deal expected soon "The proposed trade sending quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours, sources directly involved in the negotiations told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Palmer is in the Phoenix area, where he dined with..." April 02

  • Cards complete trade for Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals have a new starting quarterback. They hope that sentence doesn’t have to be written again for at least two more years. They completed a trade with Oakland for quarterback Carson Palmer on Tuesday and agreed to a two-year contract with Palmer that’s worth $16 million, $10 million..." April 02

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    Jason La Canfora @

    Carson Palmer trade not finalized. Things "hit a snag" according to a source. Unsure if it can be overcome at this point ...

  • Cards closing in on deal for Carson Palmer

    Yahoo! Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are close to finalizing a trade that with the Oakland Raiders that would bring veteran quarterback Carson Palmer to the desert, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Though the deal, which would likely cost the Cardinals a mid-round pick in the 2013 draft, has not yet been finalized,..." April 01

  • Is Palmer a fit with the 49ers?

    CSN Bay Area "So quarterback Matt Flynn is expected to be heading from Seattle to the Raiders in a trade. And that would leave Carson Palmer on the way out of Oakland with, seemingly, the NFC West as his next destination. Reportedly, Palmer is most interested in the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. And if he's..." March 31

  • Arizona Cardinals interested in Carson Palmer at the right price

    Arizona Republic "The last time the Cardinals traded for a quarterback, it cost them a cornerback, a second-round draft pick and $20.5 million. And they would be smiling today if the deal for Kevin Kolb had worked out. It didn’t, and two off-seasons later, the Cardinals again are considering trading for a..." March 31

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    Mike Jurecki @

    Az looking into acquiring QB Carson Palmer, would need to restructure his current contract, compensation would be conditional draft pk(s).

  • Sources: Carson Palmer may prefer backup role on winning team over taking pay cut with Raiders

    Yahoo! Sports "When the Oakland Raiders asked Carson Palmer to take a $3 million pay cut earlier this month, his decision seemed like a no-brainer. By proposing that the 33-year-old quarterback take a relatively modest reduction from his $13 million base salary, rather than a drastic cut, the Raiders were..." March 28

  • Oakland Raiders might not get Carson Palmer's help in creating salary cap space

    Oakland Tribune "Quarterback Carson Palmer helped the Raiders last year by restructuring his contract. He isn't intent upon doing so again this year, according to a report Monday. An ESPN report said Palmer is "highly unlikely" to redo a contract that calls for Palmer to earn $13 million in base salary this..." March 26

  • Carson Palmer unlikely to restructure "It's unlikely quarterback Carson Palmer will restructure his contract with the Oakland Raiders, despite rampant speculation that the two sides would work out a new deal, a league source said Monday. Palmer is scheduled to make $13 million in base salary this season. If he won't make the deal..." March 26

  • Report: Palmer ‘unlikely’ to restructure contract

    Contra Costa Times "Quarterback Carson Palmer helped out the Raiders last year by restructuring his contract. He isn’t intent upon doing so again this year, according to a report Monday. An ESPN report said Palmer is “highly unlikely” to redo a contract that calls for Palmer to earn $13 million in base salary this..." March 25

  • Report: Cardinals expected to target Palmer if Raiders cut him "The team isn't going to pay Palmer's scheduled $13 million salary, which could lead to the quarterback's freedom once he declines a pay cut. Under that scenario, the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects the Cardinals to have interest in signing Palmer. It's a match that some in league circles..." March 25

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    Adam Schefter @

    Interesting: now "highly unlikely" Carson Palmer will be willing to restructure his contract meaning OAK pays him $13 million or cuts him.

  • Does Carson Palmer really need to take a pay cut?

    Silver & Black Pride "When the Raiders entered the off-season they were thought to be a pretty good amount over the salary cap. The usual talk of not being able to make any significant free agent acquisitions and losing all their own free agents has dominated any such conversation. The most common conversation with..." March 08

  • Palmer would 'love' to be back in Oakland next season

    CSN Bay Area "As speculation continues to swirl about the Raiders needing Carson Palmer to take a paycut to stay on the roster in 2013, the quarterback told Tuesday he is playing the waiting game as well. In an email exchange, Palmer said he had not heard anything regarding his future. "Not..." March 06

  • Raiders QB Palmer unsure about future in Oakland

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders have finally gotten themselves under the salary cap, but only barely so, and they still have a lot of work to do. One of the most pressing issues with regards to the salary cap is the situation of the starting QB Carson Palmer, who is set to make $13 million in 2013. There..." March 06

  • Palmer would 'love' to be back in Oakland next season

    CSN Bay Area "As speculation continues to swirl about the Raiders needing Carson Palmer to take a paycut to stay on the roster in 2013, the quarterback told Tuesday he is playing the waiting game as well. In an email exchange, Palmer said he had not heard anything regarding his future. "Not..." March 06

  • Oakland Raiders need Carson Palmer to pull a Brady

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders do not want to pay Carson Palmer the $13 million he is owed in 2013 under his current contract. As a result, there has been a lot of talk about how the Raiders will either ask him to take a pay cut, or they will cut him. Now, the pressure is on Palmer thanks to the help of..." February 26

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