Former Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was inactive Sunday against the Detroit Lions, delaying his debut with the Patriots for at least a week.
Gordon, traded by the Browns to New England for a fifth-round draft pick, had been listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and had been limited in practice.
Headed for the hall
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri delivered on three field goals and an extra point on Sunday to tie Hall of Famer Morten Andersen in career field goals. Vinatieri is also approached Anderson's total points record while putting the final bows on a career that has him destined for the Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
The 45-year-old Vinatieri kicked field goals of 35, 31 and 28 yards to match Andersen's 565 career field goal mark.
Vinatieri added an extra point to finish with 10 points in the game, putting him 33 shy of matching Andersen (2,544) for the most points scored in NFL history.
"That's the one," Vinatieri said. "Nobody ever pays attention to who has the most field goals. It's who's got the most points. They almost run hand-in-hand. It'd be fun if it happens."
49ers' Garoppolo injured
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan was watching as Jimmy Garoppolo scrambled toward the 49ers sideline and, rather than safely duck out of bounds, stepped back to his right and took a wicked shot from the Chief's Steven Nelson.
At first, the San Francisco coach thought his quarterback had sustained a concussion.
Turns out it may have been a season-ending knee injury.
Garoppolo's left knee buckled just before Nelson delivered the shoulder-to-shoulder blow, and that was the reason he went down so hard. Garoppolo was on the turf for a couple of minutes before he was helped to his feet and eventually carted off late in a 38-27 loss to Kansas City.
"We fear an ACL," Shanahan said afterward. "We'll find out more tomorrow."
That's bad news for the banged-up 49ers, who already lost top running back Jerick McKinnon to a season-ending knee injury and only have two other quarterbacks on the roster.