10/27 News and Notes

Johnson Charged With Simple Assault

The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson was been charged with simple assault after allegedly spitting a drink in a woman’s face in October. Johnson turned himself in Monday, Oct. 27, and was later released after posting $500 bond.

Moss Slightly Strains Hamstring In Week 8

Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said during his press conference Monday, Oct. 27, that WR Santana Moss (hamstring) slightly strained his hamstring in Week 8. Moss has a little swelling in his hamstring, and the team plans to wait and see how he feels at the end of the week before determining his Week 9 status.

Winslow Likely To Return In Starting Lineup

Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said to not be surprised if TE Kellen Winslow, who is back with the team, returns to the starting lineup.

Taylor Likely Will Not Play In Week 9

Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said during his press conference Monday, Oct. 27, that DL Jason Taylor (calf) underwent surgery Monday, Oct. 27, and he likely will not play in Week 9. Taylor is also suffering from a skin infection that will be dealt with by antibiotics. The team plans to rest him for the next three days, and they will evaluate him in around a week.

Phillips Could Be Out For Extended Period

Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Jermaine Phillips (arm) could be out for an extended period after suffering a possible broken arm injury in Week 8. “We’re going to miss him,” defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said. When pressed, Kiffin declined to be specific.