Browns' Winslow to have MRI on shoulder

Nfl Notes

November 19, 2008|By From Sun news services

Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow will have a magnetic resonance imaging on his right shoulder after injuring it in the closing minutes of his team's 29-27 win Monday night over the Buffalo Bills.

Winslow was hurt when he was tackled in front of Buffalo's bench while making a 16-yard reception that set up Cleveland's game-winning field goal. The fifth-year player, who has had many injuries during his career, was driven to the ground by Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny and came up wincing in pain.

Winslow briefly left the field but returned and was the intended receiver on an incompletion by quarterback Brady Quinn before Phil Dawson made a 56-yard field goal. Winslow had three catches for 40 yards.

"We'll check him out and see if he'll be able to do much this week," Browns coach Romeo Crennel said yesterday. He added that defensive tackle Shaun Smith will have an MRI on a calf injury.

Cowboys:: Cornerback Adam Jones has completed the requirements for alcohol counseling, as mandated by the NFL after his latest violation of the league's personal conduct policy, ESPN.com reported. Jones' attorney, Worrick Robinson, said Jones has returned to Dallas and is awaiting a ruling from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the possibility of reinstatement. Jones' latest violation of the league's personal conduct policy stemmed from an alcohol-related scuffle Oct. 7 with one of his bodyguards at a private party in Dallas.

Vikings: : Left tackle Bryant McKinnie has a trial date in Miami set for March 16. He faces four charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a fight outside a nightclub in February. McKinnie has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He served a four-game suspension from the NFL in September for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Obituary:: Jack Reader, who spent nearly 50 years in NFL officiating and worked two Super Bowls, has died. He was 82. He died of cancer in Hingham, Mass., on Nov. 10, a day before his birthday, the NFL said. Reader was the back judge in the first and third Super Bowls.

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