Quarterback Mark Sanchez has undergone season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder, possibly also signaling the end of his New York Jets career.
The surgery on the torn labrum was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, the team announced Twitter and its official site.
Sanchez, who hasn’t played since being injured in the third preseason game, says in a statement that he was advised by Andrews and other doctors to have surgery.
Sanchez was in a tight competition with rookie Geno Smith for the starting job this summer before being hurt against the Giants.
PANTHERS: Finally gave up on Armanti Edwards, waiving the fourth-year wide receiver.
The team announced the move Tuesday.
Former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney drafted the Appalachian State quarterback in the third round in 2010, giving up a second-round pick in 2011 to New England to get him.
Edwards never made the transition to wide receiver at the NFL level. He had five career receptions for 121 yards and averaged 7 yards per punt return.
LIONS: Center Dominic Raiola apologized Tuesday for “unacceptable” remarks he made to the University of Wisconsin band over the weekend as his team moved swiftly to defuse an off-the-field distraction.
“My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate,” Raiola said in a statement released by the Lions. “I apologize to those I offended along with all of the members of Wisconsin’s Marching Band. I also apologize to the Lions’ organization and my teammates. I understand the standards to which we should conduct ourselves, and my actions Sunday fell dramatically short of those standards.”
REDSKINS: Asked directly whether the team should change its nickname, Roger Goodell said the NFL needs to “make sure we’re doing what’s right.”
Speaking at the conclusion of the league’s fall meetings Tuesday, the commissioner noted that he grew up in the Washington area rooting for the city’s football team and “by no means ... have I ever considered it derogatory as a fan, and I think that’s how Redskins fans would look at it.”
The topic was not part of the formal agenda for the meetings – Goodell said “there may have been discussions between some of the owners, but not on the floor”
COLTS: Running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss the rest of this season after opting for neck surgery. Bradshaw was injured in Week 3 against San Francisco.