Literally minutes after it became known that the Bengals and Andre Smith finally came to an agreement, Joe Reedy tweets that Carson Palmer is returning to practice for the first time since having sprained his ankle against the New Orleans Saints.
Palmer is still putting that call whether to play or not on the trainers. But we suspect that this is a good first step. With three practices left before the team's preseason finale, Palmer could work this week in preparation with some last minute work so he won't be totally rusty, missing nearly a month before the team kicks off the season against the Denver Broncos.
Sundays are awesome. Can I get a hell yes?
UPDATE: Maybe the hell yes was premature. Reedy updates: "Palmer in jersey but doing rehab on a side field". The official Bengals Twitter writes: "Palmer doing agility drills on side moving pretty good." No news on whether Palmer is actually practicing.