Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to start vs. St. Louis Rams
Palmer, as he has all season, will be under center again -- even though he had been limited all week in practice because of a right elbow injury, which he suffered early in the game at Philadelphia.
"I'm sure he'll be ready to go," head coach Bruce Arians said Friday. "He's so in tune to the offense now -- and all the guys are -- that sometimes it's good at this time of year to give a veteran a couple of days off and let the young guy get some reps. I'm sure he'll be fine throwing the ball."
The Cardinals must feel confident in Palmer's health and ability to throw the ball downfield because they are dressing only two quarterbacks Sunday. If there had been any question, then it would have been reasonable to assume that Ryan Lindley would be active. But he is not.
Returning this week is rookie running back Andre Ellington. He had missed last week because of a knee issue.
"Andre looked just like himself. He got better and better and more confident as the week went on," Arians said. "He took the brace off and is brace-less now, so he's fine."
Ellington said after practice Friday that he's ready and feeling fine.
Along with Lindley, the Cardinals' inactives -- for the fourth time in five weeks -- are receiver Brittan Golden, running back Ryan Williams, linebacker Dontay Moch, guard Earl Watford, tight end Kory Sperry and defensive end Ronald Talley, even though those seven are all healthy.
Craig Grialou, Reporter
- Walt Powell claimed by New York Jets
- How the West Was Won - Week 1
- ESPN: Arizona Cardinals' offense will offset losses on defense, lead team to a winning record
- Cardinals awarded waiver claim on OLB Thomas Keiser, waive rookie WR Walt Powell
- Bauman, Golden, Sopoaga, Hardy among Arizona Cardinals' final roster cuts
- Darren Urban - azcardinals.com - Friday August 29Darren Urban breaks down the latest surrounding the Cardinals' impending roster moves
- Bickley Blast - Friday August 29The Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers played one of the most pointless games in NFL history l
- Bickley Blast - Thursday August 28Which Valley football team will win more games this season, the Cardinals or the Sun Devils?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday August 26D-backs manager Kirk Gibson discusses possible changes to a six-man rotation.
- Dave Pasch - Cardinals commentator - Tuesday August 26Dave Pasch thinks Michael Floyd is a number one receiving target.