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Bruce Arians no longer concerned about Carson Palmer

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Carson Palmer told reporters Sunday he was "praying" the nerve issue in his shoulder wouldn't regress overnight following his return to action in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Washington Redskins.

That was the problem he faced the morning after the Arizona Cardinals' Week 1 win over the San Diego Chargers, and Palmer disappeared from the lineup for a month as a result. The Cardinals wouldn't be able to truly move forward at the quarterback position until they knew how Palmer's shoulder would react this time.

The team got good news on Monday.

"I was concerned until I saw him today," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, according to ESPN.com. "And then now he feels great, so we should just get better and better and just get stronger."

Palmer threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns against the Redskins in a game plan that leaned heavily on the passing game. In fact, Palmer had 44 passing attempts -- his third-highest total in 18 games with the Cardinals.

This week could represent a return to normalcy for Palmer, who should get to go through a full week of practice ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, his former team. 

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