The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday that they’ve placed QB Carson Palmer on injured reserve with a broken arm.
The expectation has been that Palmer was likely to miss eight weeks with this injury, so it makes plenty of sense for Arizona to place him on injured reserve and add someone to their roster.
The Cardinals can bring Palmer back from injured reserve later on in the year if they’re still in contention.
Palmer, 37, was in the third year of his four-year, $58.5 million contract and set to make a base salary of $6.35 million for the 2016 season when the Cardinals signed him to a one-year extension worth $24.35 million before the start of the season.
In 2017, Palmer has appeared in six games and thrown for 1,856 yards while completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.