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Carson Palmer cleared from concussion protocol

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks to throws against the New England Patriots during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


The Cardinals were confident on Monday that quarterback Carson Palmer would be cleared from the league’s concussion protocol in time to practice this week and play against the Jets on Monday night.

That confidence was well placed. The team announced on Tuesday that Palmer has been cleared and will take part in a full practice with the team on Wednesday.

Palmer was hurt near the end of Arizona’s Week Four loss to the Rams and placed in the protocol after being evaluated during the game. Drew Stanton started against the 49ers last Thursday in the team’s second win of the season.

The matchup against the Jets is the second of three straight prime time games for the Cardinals, who will host the Seahawks on Sunday night in Week Seven. They’ll then travel to Carolina in Week Eight for a rematch of last year’s NFC title game participants that they hope will go better for Palmer than that January game.

The team also announced that linebacker Kevin Minter is out of the concussion protocol, clearing the way for his return after he was forced out of the win over the 49ers.