Vikings cut their kicker...Browns trade Gordon to Patriots...Jaguars’ Robinson done for the season
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have waived rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, after the fifth-round draft pick sent all three of his field-goal attempts wide right during yesterday’s game at Green Bay. Two of Carlson’s misses came in overtime, forcing the Vikings to settle for a 29-29 tie with the rival Packers.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded problematic wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. Gordon, who has been suspended for much of his NFL career, played in Cleveland’s season opener. But the Browns decided to cut ties after Gordon reported to the team on Saturday with a hamstring injury after practicing all week.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without left tackle Cam Robinson for the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Robinson injured his left knee in the first quarter of yesterday’s 31-20 victory against New England and left the locker room on crutches. Fourth-year pro Josh Wells will replace him in the starting lineup, beginning this week against Tennessee.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been diagnosed with damage to his rib cartilage, leaving his status uncertain for next week’s game at Minnesota. McCoy was hurt in the third quarter of yesterday’s loss to the Chargers. Cornerback Phillip Gaines also dislocated his right elbow yesterday, but hasn’t been ruled out for next week. Buffalo is thin at cornerback after veteran Vontae Davis abruptly quit the team during halftime yesterday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed wide receiver Nick Williams and have waived receiver Cameron Batson and tight end Anthony Firkser. Williams was with the Titans through the offseason and training camp. He has 22 games of NFL experience with 28 catches for 263 yards.