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Matt Cassel Injury Update: Chiefs Starting Quarterback Placed On Season-Ending IR, According To Report

The Kansas City Chiefs have made what was once unclear now crystal clear for their team, as their franchise quarterback Matt Cassel has officially been placed on the injured reserve and ending his 2011 campaign.

Per the twitter feed of ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss:

Reiss_mike_m_normal Also, league source says Chiefs officially placing QB Matt Cassel on season-ending IR. Promoting practice squad WR Jeremy Horne to roster. @MikeReiss via Twitter

The Chiefs have already installed Tyler Palko in as the new starter for the offense. The Pittsburgh Panther product has made just two appearances in games since he made the 53-man roster back in 2010, as he will make his first professional start of his career versus the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.

The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET, good luck to you Mr. Palko.

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