Palmer back at practice

Updated: August 4, 2009, 10:57 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- After a two-day hiatus, Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Carson Palmer rejoined his team at training camp and participated in a Monday morning practice.

Palmer felt ill Saturday and missed the Bengals' last two sessions. According to a source, he was dealing with flu-like symptoms over the weekend, and Palmer specifically said it was bronchitis.

"I'm feeling better," Palmer said. "They said I'm not contagious anymore, so I'm allowed to be around my teammates and not quarantined in my dorm room, which is good."

Backups J.T. O'Sullivan and Jordan Palmer took over the duties at quarterback for Cincinnati.

Carson Palmer, who is coming off an elbow injury that cut short his 2008 season, needs all the reps he can get in training camp. He hasn't played in an NFL game since last Oct. 5 as the Bengals finished 4-11-1.

James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com.

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