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After triumphant return over weekend, Palmer looks forward to practice

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) eludes the pressure of Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton (51) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) eludes the pressure of Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton (51) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws as Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) applies pressure during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws as Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) applies pressure during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Three days after his triumphant return against the Washington Redskins, Carson Palmer is looking forward to practice.

That's something a football player rarely says.

The Arizona quarterback said that he's "probably the most excited a guy as there is in the league for a Wednesday practice."

Palmer only had a portion of a practice last Friday before throwing two touchdown passes in the Cardinals' 30-20 win over Washington. He hadn't played since injuring a nerve in his throwing shoulder in the season opener.

Palmer said the arm feels fine but he needs to strengthen it in preparation for next Sunday's game at Oakland.

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