Carson Palmer cleared to return, expected to play in Week 6

The Arizona Cardinals will return quarterback Carson Palmer for Week 6.

According to Cardinals vice president of media relations Mark Dalton, Palmer has been cleared to return to practice after going through the concussion protocol.

Palmer missed Arizona’s Week 5 win over the San Francisco 49ers. His clearance now gives the 36-year-old quarterback a full week of practice ahead of Monday night, when he will be expected to start against the New York Jets on Monday night.

The Cardinals will be happy to return their veteran signal caller.

Despite beating the 49ers on Thursday night, backup Drew Stanton completed only 11-of-28 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 4.4 yards per attempt and finished with a passer rating of 77.1.

A Pro Bowler last season, Palmer threw for 1,150 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions during Arizona’s 1-3 start in 2016.

About Zach Kruse

Zach is the associate editor at The Sports Daily. He also covers the NFL for Bleacher Report and CheeseheadTV.