Wednesday’s roundup: Arizona to start Stanton

Associated Press

Tempe, Ariz. — The Cardinals won’t have Carson Palmer when they face the 49ers tonight.

Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday the quarterback remains in the concussion protocol and has not been cleared to play. Arians said Palmer would not make the trip.

“Carson’s made great progress, but there’s no way I’m going to take any chances with him,” Arians said. “He argued with me a little bit, but he has not cleared.”

Backup Drew Stanton (Michigan State) will make the 13th start of his 10-year NFL career, but first since 2014. He went 5-3 as a starter when Palmer went down with shoulder and knee injuries.

Arians said he is “very optimistic” Palmer will be back for the next Cardinals game, a Monday night matchup at home against the Jets on Oct. 17.

Palmer was injured when his head slammed to the turf on a sack by Aaron Donald late in Arizona’s 17-13 loss to Los Angeles last weekend.

Stanton signed a two-year contract to return to the Cardinals in the offseason.

He has been with Arians since the coach’s days with the Colts.

Stanton was a backup for the Lions for three seasons. He has appeared in 30 games, completing 54 percent of his passes for 3,021 yards and 12 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.

Personnel dept.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed practice with a concussion, raising concerns about his availability for Monday night’s division game against the Buccaneers.

Derek Anderson would start for Carolina if Newton can’t play.

... Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, one year after missing his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in the same leg.

White was injured last weekend in a 17-14 victory over the Lions. In addition to the broken bone, White suffered a high ankle sprain as he was tackled during the third quarter.

... The Texans placed defensive end Devon Still on injured reserve with a foot injury that required surgery.

Still made a comeback this season after spending all of 2015 as a free agent following three seasons with the Bengals. Still appeared in three games for the Texans and had three tackles.

He became an inspiration by sharing details of his now 6-year-old daughter Leah’s fight with cancer when he played with the Bengals.

Cincinnati kept him on the roster in 2014 in part so he’d have health insurance to cover her treatments.

... The Cowboys placed left guard La’el Collins on injured reserve following surgery for ligament damage to his right big toe.

... Dolphins rookie cornerback Xavien Howard is out with a knee injury.

Coach Adam Gase said the injury wasn’t major, and didn’t rule Howard out of Sunday’s game against the Titans.

... Washington signed safety Donte Whitner.

... Jets safety Calvin Pryor plans to appeal his nearly $25,000 fine for a hit on Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin.

... Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch ran the Broncos offense at practice with Austin Davis also getting some work in while Trevor Siemian watched with a bruised left shoulder.