Tuesday, August 25
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Nelson was injured Sunday in a preseason loss at Pittsburgh. The team says only that he suffered a "significant right knee injury" that would cost him the season.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Blair Walsh's new contract with the Minnesota Vikings hasn't helped the kicker iron out the inconsistencies that started to plague him last season. Walsh is 2 for 6 in field goals for the preseason. He also missed an extra point against the Raiders in difficult weather conditions coming off a year in which he made a league-worst 74 percent of his field goals.
UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should "get a fall guy" to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter after an ESPN article drew attention to the remarks he made during a presentation last year. Carter works as an analyst for ESPN.
UNDATED (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Wilson is a British driver who lived in Colorado. He was hit in the head during Sunday's race by piece of debris that had broken off another car. Wilson's car veered into an interior wall at the track.