Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was fined $11,576 by the NFL for a celebratory gesture toward the crowd last Sunday.
Palmer pumped his fist and then added a pelvic thrust — drawing the fine for unsportsmanlike conduct — at the end of the Cardinals' 39-32 win over the Seahawks in Seattle. He told ESPN he spotted his friends in the crowd and made the gesture at them, not at Seahawks fans.
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was docked $23,152 for his personal foul on Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in that same game. He left his feet to hit Fitzgerald, drawing a penalty.
Denver safety T.J. Ward was fined $10,000 for punching Kansas City receiver Jeremy Maclin, a move for which Ward was ejected.
Pittsburgh linebacker Arthur Moats was docked $8,681 for grabbing Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel's facemask and twisting him down.
Bears top WR hurting
Alshon Jeffery did not practice Friday, leaving the Chicago Bears with the prospect of facing the NFL's top-ranked defense on Sunday without their No. 1 receiver.
Jeffery is hobbled by a groin injury he suffered during practice on Nov. 11, and he also has a banged-up shoulder.
Jeffery played in last Sunday's 37-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams, but only on about half the Bears' snaps. He finished with three catches for 23 yards, ending his team-record-tying streak of three games with at least 100 receiving yards.
• The Chargers will retire running back LaDainian Tomlinson's No. 21 jersey during halftime of their home game Sunday against Kansas City.
• Quarterback Peyton Manning's streak of 57 consecutive starts for Denver, a franchise record, will come to an end Sunday in Chicago because of injuries and ineffectiveness. Backup Brock Osweiler will get his first NFL start — on his 25th birthday — and even he sees that as a bit odd. "To hear coach [Gary] Kubiak say, 'Hey Brock, you're going to start this week at Chicago' in front of the whole team, yeah," Osweiler said, "it's a little abnormal."
• Michael Floyd and John Brown, two of Arizona's top three wide receivers, are listed as questionable because of hamstring injuries for the Cardinals' game Sunday night against the Bengals. Floyd has not practiced all week after being injured following his two touchdown catches in last Sunday night's 39-32 victory at Seattle.
• New Lions President Rod Wood said in a radio interview Friday morning that he will probably not be directly involved with personnel decisions but will have a say in managing the salary cap and other financial decisions.
• Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will miss Sunday's game against the New York Jets as he recovers from a concussion. T.J. Yates will make his first start.