From the Truman Sports Complex
The Chiefs have cancelled a visit by QB Daunte Culpepper to Kansas City on Tuesday and will move on with Tyler Thigpen as their quarterback.
Culpepper was scheduled to visit the Chiefs facilities for a workout and physical, but the plug was pulled on that visit Monday afternoon.Â
It was just part of the news surrounding the team on Monday, as RB Larry Johnson was formally charged with assault in Kansas City, Missouri for an incident at a Country Club Plaza nightclub during the bye week.Â Johnson spent approximately three hours in a holding cell at police headquartersÂ before he posted $500 bond and was released.
Johnson headed for the airport, as he is scheduled to be in New York on Tuesday to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell about his off-field problems.Â Whether and when Goodell might take disciplinary action against Johnson remains to be seen, but the fact that he’s been called the league office is an indication that a suspension is very possible.
On to football, where one of the items that’s a constant in the NFL is the roster juggle every week due to injury.Â The Chiefs figure to be doing more of that this week due to the ankle injury suffered by RB Jamaal Charles.Â Â No definitive word from team on how serious the injury is as Charles was undergoing an MRI exam on Monday.Â But the way CharlesÂ left Giants Stadium on Sunday it appears to be something that will keep him out for this weekend’s game against Tampa Bay, and maybe more games after that.
There’s probably a good chance that Jackie Battle will be elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.Â Right now, the Chiefs have just two healthy halfbacks: Kolby Smith and rookie Dantrell Savage.
The other injuries from Sunday’s game that will be watched this week are the groin injury suffered by S Jarrad Page and the quadriceps injury for CB Pat Surtain.