When it comes to Wednesday's practice time, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel as he and the team await word from doctors as to whether or not he's ready to return to the field after suffering a concussion in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. With the NFL's precautionary measures, head coach Romeo Crennel said they're having to take things slowly.
Crennel spoke to reporters about Cassel and other team injuries today from Arrowhead and the word was simply that there wasn't any information when it comes to Cassel's availability to play or practice.
"He's been getting a series of tests as it relates to the concussion," said Crennel. "He's been seeing the doctors. He has not been cleared to practice, so he will not practice today. And when the doctors let me know something one way or the other, then I will let you guys know what they tell me.
"So that means in the meantime that [Brady] Quinn has to get ready to play and so he's going to take reps today," he continues. "[Ricky] Stanzi is getting ready to play, so we'll go from there at the quarterback position. Matt, I think he's getting better, but you know the league is very serious and cautious about concussions and about how they're handled, so we have to follow the procedure on that as we go forward."
Brady Quinn will be the Chiefs starter against Tampa Bay if Cassel cannot play.