Bears beat Seahawks...Browns deal Gordon to Pats...Wentz cleared to play...Vikes drop kicker
CHICAGO (AP) — Khalil Mack had one of the Chicago Bears’ six sacks of Russell Wilson, and Prince Amukamura (mh-MOO’-kah-MOOR’-ah) returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown in a 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Mack had a strip-sack in the first half and consistently pressured Wilson in another dominant performance. Amukamura’s first career TD gave Chicago a 24-10 lead with 6:37 remaining.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have cut ties with talented but troubled receiver Josh Gordon by dealing him to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. The deal came together two days after the Browns reached a breaking point with Gordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations since Cleveland drafted him in 2012. The team ran out of patience when Gordon reported to the team on Saturday with a hamstring injury after practicing all week.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start Sunday against Indianapolis. Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL last December and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have released rookie kicker Daniel Carlson after he missed two field goal attempts in overtime of yesterday’s 29-29 tie with Green Bay. Carlson was taken in the fifth round of this year’s draft and was awarded the job when the Vikings let Kai Forbath go on Aug. 20. The Vikings didn’t immediately add a replacement for Carlson, but head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed they’ve invited free agent Dan Bailey to Minnesota for a physical exam.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has become the fifth player in major league history to hit for the cycle twice in the same season, and the first to do it against the same team. Yelich was 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in the Brewers’ 8-0 pounding of the Cincinnati Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle versus the Reds on Aug. 29, going 6-for-6 in a comeback victory.