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NFL injury report, Cardinals vs. Broncos: Carson Palmer excused from practice, Alex Okafor gets more work

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A first look at the injury report for both the Cardinals and the Broncos.

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The Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos both released their first injury reports of the week, Arizona, with the exception of quarterback Carson Palmer, appears to be pretty healthy, as is the case with Denver.

Palmer was the only player to miss practice. He was excused because his shoulder regressed and went to get a second opinion on treatment options and the source of the nerve issue.

After Palmer, everyone else participated in practice.

Tight end Rob Housler, who missed the last game with a hip injury, was a full participant on Wednesday.

Everyone else listed on the report was limited -- RB Andre Ellington (foot), G Paul Fanaika (knee), OLB Alex Okafor (thigh), DE Frostee Rucker (calf) and P Dave Zastudil (groin).

Ellington's limited status shouldn't surprise anyone. That is how he has been all season. Typically, he misses Wednesday's practice and is limited the rest of the way. The bye helped with that.

The team must be pleased enough with the progress of Okafor, who has yet to play a down this season. With his return to practice, the team released Victor Butler.

Denver's list looks pretty mild, too. Safety David Bruton, Jr. (ankle)  was the only player to sit out practice. Linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee) was the only one limited. Everyone else -- S Quinton Carter (knee), TE Virgil Green (concussion), K Brandon McManus (groin), LB Danny Travathan (knee) and G Louis Vasquez (rib cage) -- were full participants.