QB Palmer back practicing for Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Palmer is back from a season-ending torn ACL suffered in a game last November. He took snaps and made throws in 11-on-11 drills on Tuesday, the first day of the Arizona Cardinals’ three-day minicamp.

Palmer admitted to feeling rusty, though he did make some strong and accurate deep throws. He felt effects from the long layoff and a lack of action in his footwork, particularly on running plays, and facing pass rush pressure and coverage.

He added that things he felt Tuesday were similar to what he dealt with in coming back from a left ACL injury he suffered in a 2006 playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was a positive.

The Cardinals went 11-5 last season and made the playoffs, but with Palmer as the starter they were 6-0. The knee injury came in a non-contact situation in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams.

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