The two-time Pro Bowler has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, but Palmer visited Peyton Manning's nerve specialist on Friday and the doctor believes he finally got the nerve in Palmer's shoulder to release.
Assuming there are no setbacks, Palmer is optimistic he will play vs. Washington or, at the latest, for Week 7 in Oakland against the Raiders.
Drew Stanton will start in Palmers place while he continues to rehab the shoulder. Stanton has completed 32-of-56 passes for 411 yards with two touchdowns. In Palmer's one start this season, he completed 24 passes for 304 yards and two TDs.
- Marc Weinreich