Will Chiefs QB Matt Cassel Return Against Rams?

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy last Wednesday and his status for Sunday's game against the Rams is unknown.

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Will Chiefs QB Matt Cassel Return From Injury Next Week Against Rams?

The Kansas City Chiefs know what life is like without Matt Cassel. The Chiefs QB missed Sunday's game and the San Diego Chargers flat-out embarrassed the Chiefs, 31-0. There really aren't any positives to take away from the game, at least offensively.

Cassel had an appendectomy last Wednesday and we're still unsure of his status. Other NFL players have come back from an appendectomy and missed just one game so clearly the Chiefs are hoping Cassel can do the same. Of course the usual caveat applies that no two players are the same so any predictions of Cassel's availability this weekend are just that -- predictions.

Peter King of SI.com reported last week one team medic said it would be "sheer negligence" for the Chiefs to play Cassel five days after an appendectomy. The Chiefs didn't play him. So what about next week? King writes in MMQB that one team medic says he would sit him another week.

One team medic told me the other day that he'd sit an appendicitis victim for two weeks. We'll see how Cassel heals this week.
So will he play? I imagine if it's up to Cassel, he will play. This won't be a Cassel-only decision though as the Chiefs medical staff will weigh in.

After watching Brodie Croyle's 7-of-17 for 40 yard performance last week, the Chiefs are probably hoping Cassel can return.
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How Long Will Matt Cassel Be Out? Chiefs Holding Out Hope For Chargers Game

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy. They didn't announce a timetable on his return but the assumption is that he will be unavailable this weekend against the San Diego Chargers.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chiefs think Sunday's game against San Diego is still possible.

No offiical injury designation until Friday, but Chiefs believe there's a 50 percent chance of Matt Cassel playing. Tough guy, Cassel.

Most other cases we've seen in the past start with a minimum of 10 days out so I think you can probably rule out the San Diego game. The week after that, though, may be more realistic as a possibility. The Chiefs travel to St. Louis to play the Rams.

The Chiefs will turn to Brodie Croyle to lead them in the instance Cassel can't go on Sunday against the Chargers.

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Chiefs QB Matt Cassel Has Appendectomy; Status Uncertain

The Kansas City Chiefs received some terrible news on Wednesday -- QB Matt Cassel had an appendectomy on Wednesday. The procedure was "successful", the Chiefs say, and he's expected to "return to work" this week. We're not sure what they mean by "return to work" and that's going to be the big question.

Now that we know Cassel is OK -- how long will he be out?

810 WHB in Kansas City had a doctor on the air and he predicted Cassel would be out four weeks. That's just a prediction for now but it does seem to indicate that Cassel is not likely to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Wow. Just wow. This is an incredible blow to the Chiefs, who lead the AFC West by two games.

They face the Chargers on Sunday and you can expect a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones.

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Matt Cassel Misses Practice For 'Illness", Chiefs Coach Todd Haley Says

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel missed practice on Wednesday and nobody seemed to know why. The speculation really picked up when the Chiefs added QB Tyler Palko to the active roster sparking questions of Cassel's availability this weekend against the San Diego Chargers.

At his Wednesday press conference, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley explained the situation:

"We'll put the injury report out and he'll show up as illness and that's as far as Ill go on that."

OK, so he didn't really explain anything. He says generally players have to practice to play and didn't say whether Cassel would be available for practice on Thursday.

The Chiefs signing Palko suggests Cassel may not be available this weekend but Haley says the two sides are not related.

"No, it's actually a coincidence. It really is. We had to make a move in another area and so somebody...we were able to get somebody up and that determination was made -- it's actually a total coincidence. I said it's illness and that's what it is."

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Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel Reportedly Misses Practice Before San Diego Chargers Game

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel was nowhere to be seen during the media viewing portion of practice on Wednesday. Cassel has no known injuries and we're not sure why he wouldn't be at practice.

What makes this all the more interesting is that the Chiefs on Wednesday also signed QB Tyler Palko from the practice squad and added him to the active roster. The Chiefs have gone all year with just two quarterbacks so I was racking my brain to figure out why they would make this move now. 

With the news that Cassel missed practice perhaps it's making more sense.

We have no information on Cassel, why he wasn't at practice, any sort of injury, or anything like that. But it is a curious situation when your starting QB missed practice five days before the biggest game of the year and another QB is signed.

Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has a press conference scheduled for sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Kansas City Chiefs Make Three Roster Moves, Including Addition Of Third QB

The Kansas City Chiefs made a handful of roster moves on Wednesday as the team prepares for its Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Jackie Bates to injured reserve: The Chiefs CB was injured two weeks ago and hasn't played since. The team signed CB Mike Richardson at the time to make up for his loss but now his season is over on injured reserve. This brings into question the Chiefs' cornerback depth with CB Brandon Flowers banged up.

Tyler Palko to the active roster: The Chiefs QB was signed off the practice squad and added to the roster. Many teams carry three quarterbacks on the active roster but the Chiefs haven't to this point which makes you wonder why they did now. Palko sits behind QB Matt Cassel and QB Brodie Croyle now.

Micah Johnson added to the practice squad: The Chiefs LB comes off the streets as he last played for the Miami Dolphins at the beginning of the season. He was originally an undrafted free agent this summer with the New York Giants. He's 6'2" and 258 pounds.

The Chiefs haven't made a ton of roster moves this season apparently sticking with what's been working this season.

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