TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sunday wasn’t the true barometer of how Carson Palmer's shoulder was feeling.
That came when Palmer woke up Monday morning, after the pain subsided and Palmer had a chance to sleep on it. But according to Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, the axillary nerve in Palmer’s right throwing shoulder did not regress after Sunday’s 30-20 win over the Washington Redskins.
“I was concerned until I saw him today,” Arians said. “And then now he feels great, so we should just get better and better and just get stronger.”
Arians said his 34-year-old starting quarterback will hopefully be doing everything in practice this week. Also from the coach:
There’s a chance defensive end Calais Campbell can return from his MCL injury but Arians said it’s “very slim.”
Right tackle Bobby Massie played “by far his best game.”
Defensive tackle Frostee Rucker left the game after re-injuring his left calf. On Monday, Arians compared the injury to Andre Ellington’s foot. “It’s going to be there all year and [he’ll have to] play through it and gut it out,” Arians said. “It was a great performance by him coming back out and giving his presence because he’s a great leader.”
Arians said Palmer’s 44 pass attempts was the “norm.” “When we have it that many times and they stack the box like that to stop the run, then we’re going to throw the football. When he says he’s OK, we’re going to go with it.”
The Cardinals had 40 mental errors -- 20 offensively and 20 defensively.