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Packers lose Nelson for season...Pats get WR Wayne...Hoyer gets starting nod

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 3:31 a.m.



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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury suffered in Sunday's preseason game at Pittsburgh. The team said Monday only that he suffered a "significant right knee injury" that would cost him the season. Nelson and Randall Cobb formed one of the top receiving duos in the league, each catching more than 90 passes in the Packers' potent offense last season.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly appearance on WEEI in Boston that he thinks the team has agreed to a deal with veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne. The 36-year-old Wayne is seventh in NFL career receptions with 1,070 and eighth in yardage at 14,345. But he had just 64 catches for 779 in 2014, his poorest season in a 14-year career that had been spent entirely with the Colts.

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Hoyer has been named the Houston Texans' starting quarterback, winning a training camp competition with Ryan Mallett. Coach Bill O'Brien says he gave Hoyer the job due to his consistency and composure. Hoyer started 13 games for Cleveland last season.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed lefty CC Sabathia (suh-BATH'-ee-uh) on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury that could end his season. Manager Joe Girardi said Monay there is no timetable for the big left-hander's return, and he kept open the possibility that the 35-year-old Sabathia might not pitch again this year. Sabathia came out of his start Sunday after just 2 2/3 innings and immediately went for an MRI.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has been reinstated by the team after he was found not guilty of punching a woman. The seven-member jury delivered its verdict after a one-day trial that included the testimony of the alleged victim, one of her friends and several of Cook's teammates. The victim testified that he also said he would be able to buy her in a couple of years once he went pro.

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