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Cardinals' Carson Palmer throwing passes in practice after near-perfect performance

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws under pressure from St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws under pressure from St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Carson Palmer didn't throw a pass in practice last week, then had one of the best passing games of his career.

The Arizona Cardinals quarterback won't try that this week.

Palmer said before practice Wednesday that he planned to throw some in preparation for the Cardinals' game at Tennessee on Sunday.

Last Sunday, despite a sore elbow that had made him questionable for the game, Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes in Arizona's 30-10 victory over St. Louis. The 84.4 completion percentage was the highest of his career and second-highest in franchise history.

The only Cardinal to do better was Kurt Warner, who completed an NFL-record 92.3 percent — 24 of 26 — against Jacksonville in 2009.

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