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QB Palmer feels strong after limiting offseason throws

AP
Published 5:34 p.m. ET July 22, 2017 | Updated 8:44 p.m. ET July 22, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For the first time in his career, Carson Palmer abandoned his usual pattern and didn’t throw at all for several months.

The 37-year-old quarterback says the results are obvious as he begins his fifth training camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

“It’s hard to explain. You just feel better,” Palmer said before the team went through its first training camp practice Saturday. “You feel like you have more zip, more velocity. … I feel like I can go out and throw 150 balls in practice (which he said he won’t do). I don’t think I felt that way coming into camp last year.”

After their disappointing 2016 season, the Cardinals aren’t getting much national attention this year. Experts point to Palmer’s age and the fact his play diminished a year ago after his outstanding 2015 campaign.

Palmer is entering his 15th NFL season and said when he was younger he never dreamed he would play so long.

“In football years, I…

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