Carson Palmer saw a spine specialist in regards to his shoulder injury, which has kept him off the field for Weeks 2 and 3.
Palmer indicated “there is no structural damage to the shoulder,” there will be no need for surgery and “it’s not career-threatening, it’s not season-threatening or anything like that.”
Palmer said he has learned how “finicky” nerves can be.
“This is just something you have to continue to work and when it’s ready, it’s ready, so we’re going to continue with the same rehab process.”
Jarius Byrd will be out for the remainder of the 2014 season with a torn meniscus.
Byrd sustained the injury during Thursday’s practice.
The New Orleans Saints signed Byrd this offseason on a six-year, $54 million deal.
Matt Prater has been released by the Denver Broncos.
Prater, who had served three games of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, was set to be reinstated Monday.
The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
Radio City Music Hall in New York City is unavailable.
“Chicago is pleased to welcome the 2015 NFL draft to America’s heartland,” Emanuel said in a statement. “Next year, NFL fans from across the country will travel here or tune in as the future of their team is decided in Chicago.”
The Atlanta Braves will retain manager Fredi Gonzalez for the 2015 season.
“I’m excited to get going again,” Gonzalez said. “Obviously, I think the organization giving me another opportunity is terrific. We’ll see if we can get back to our winning ways.”
The Braves finished 79-83, 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
The club’s general manager, Frank Wren, was fired with a week to go in the season.
Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather confirmed in an interview with 710 ESPN’s Brock and Salk show that the club will operate with a larger payroll next season.
Mather also pointed out that the Mariners spent $16 million more than they had budgeted for in 2014 — a total payroll of $107 million.
Less than a week after playing his final Major League game, Derek Jeter has reiterated his desire to get back in the game as an owner.
“I would love to be part of an ownership group,” Jeter said. “I would love to own a team. I would not want to manage, coach, anything like that. The travel schedule is very, very difficult, and I’ve been doing it for a long time. And so I would like to get away from that a little bit and hopefully be in a position one day where I can make all of the decisions.”
The NBA has sent a memo indicating that the 30 teams could vote on a lottery reform measure at the Board of Governors meeting later this month.
The tweaks will include the four worst teams having an equal 12 percent chance to win the No. 1 overall pick and the worst team could fall no lower than No. 7.
The four lottery teams with the best records would have, in order, a 0.5 percent, 1 percent, 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent chance at the No. 1 pick, while also having an improved chance of moving into the top-6.