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NFL notes: Cardinals QB Palmer sees specialist

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Arizona coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer was seeing another specialist after his injured shoulder regressed following some throwing last week. Arians said Palmer’s condition is “fairly close” to what it was when he first hurt the shoulder in the season-opening win over San Diego.

If Palmer’s damaged nerve doesn’t improve in a hurry, backup Drew Stanton will get his third straight start when the Cardinals play at Denver on Sunday. Arians says Palmer threw “a bunch” of passes last Thursday and Friday, then afterward there was swelling around his injured nerve.

Smith lashes out

Steve Smith took some parting shots at the Panthers three days after the outspoken wide receiver led Baltimore to a 38-10 win over his former team. Smith, who spent 13 seasons in Carolina before being cut in March, called into a Charlotte radio station and said the Panthers “stabbed him in the back.”

Around the league

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that Austin Davis will be the team’s starting QB for the rest of the season. … Receiver Jarrett Boykin will miss the Packers’ game against Minnesota tonight with a groin injury. … Jacksonville ruled out rookie WR Marqise Lee for the third consecutive game with a strained right hamstring. … Jets cornerback Dee Milliner will play Sunday at San Diego after missing the last two games with a quadriceps injury. …The NFL will join in honoring Britain’s war dead when Jacksonville plays Dallas at Wembley Stadium next month.

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