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.
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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