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Arizona Cardinals offseason: Drew Stanton, Troy Niklas cleared for all activities

The team is getting healthy.

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The Arizona Cardinals were very unlucky with injuries last season. Hopefully  this season is different. But with Phase 1 of offseason workouts beginning, some of the previously injured Cardinals players are all set.

Quarterback Drew Stanton, who suffered a knee injury late in the season and then reportedly had complications with infection, now is all set.

According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, Stanton has been cleared for all football activities.

Fox Sports Radio 910's Mike Jurecki reported second year tight end Troy Niklas, whose rookie season was marred by injuries and was ended by an ankle sprain that required surgery, has also been cleared for all activities.

Quarterback Carson Palmer is still rehabbing his surgically repaired knee and is participating in some workouts, but how much he will do once football drills begin is still unknown. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

Weinfuss also reported about safety Tyrann Mathieu, who said his knee and his thumb (he broke his thumb late last season) are feeling "great."

For this first part of the offseason schedule, all players can do is work out with the trainers. Next month is when some actual football drills begin.