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October 19, 2011
Plenty of praise for Palmer

ALAMEDA - The reviews of Carson Palmer's first day of practice were all positive.

The media was only around long enough to see Palmer throw one pass, a short pass to a running back.

But everyone seems to like Palmer.

(By the way, coach Hue Jackson would not say Palmer is the starting quarterback.)

Coach Hue Jackson:

"He looked like a quarterback. A big, pretty, athletic quarterback that can throw. That's what he looked like to me today, that's what I thought he was and glad to have him out there, glad to have him moving around with his teammates, and it was a start."

Receiver Denarius Moore:

"He practiced like a veteran quarterback. His throws were on point. It seemed like he was getting the offense down."

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly:

"I thought we were going to get (David) Garrard, but we got Palmer, so hey man, can't do nothing but be happy."

Receiver Derek Hagan:

"Carson looked great. Obviously the same Carson I've been working with throughout the summer. We had a few throwing sessions out in L.A. He looks the same. He's putting the ball right on the money. Obviously that's something we're looking forward to."

Receiver Jacoby Ford:

"He looked good. It's just a matter of the timing, he has to get that down and get used to the offense and has to get used to new receivers. Whenever we can do that we'll be clicking on all cylinders."

*Here is today's practice participation report:

Full participation - TE Brandon Myer (ribs).

Limited participation - TE Richard Gordon (hand), S Michael Huff (ankle), C Samson Satele (ribs).

Did not participate - RB Rock Cartwright (calf), FB Marcel Reece (ankle), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (groin), QB Jason Campbell (collarbone).

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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