Cardinals’ Carson Palmer Won’t Play Thursday

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer won’t play on Thursday night against the 49ers, coach Bruce Arians told reporters moments ago. Backup Drew Stanton will get the nod when Arizona takes on San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium. Carson Palmer

Palmer suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Palmer is said to be doing better, but the team does not want to chance things by putting him into live action so soon. Palmer won’t make the trip with the team, so he won’t be available as a backup option should Stanton be removed from the game.

Through four games this year, Palmer has lobbed five interceptions against six touchdowns. Stanton – 7-5 as a starter in the NFL – will aim to do better. Quarterback Zac Dysert was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster yesterday and he’ll serve as Stanton’s understudy this week.

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4 comments on “Cardinals’ Carson Palmer Won’t Play Thursday

  1. Sufferfortribe

    Well, I hope he’s not playing against his own team. That would be silly.

  2. targatime

    Actually might be a better result for the Red Sea if he did

  3. I think San Fran would have a lot better chance of winning if Palmer DOES play against his own team!

  4. charlienutlikka

    it must suck being a 49ers fan

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