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Chiefs place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2011 5:40 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Last Monday, we noted that Kansas City lost quarterback Matt Cassel to a hand injury that required surgery and would likely knock him out for the season.

Cassel's injury appears to have done just that, as prior to Monday night's game in New England, the Chiefs placed the quarterback on injured reserve Monday afternoon, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

Tyler Palko was expected to start for the "foreseeable future" anyway, but now it looks like the Chiefs will ride out the former Pittsburgh Panther (and Steeler) for the entire season, unless they decide to sign an additional veteran.

Interestingly, as my colleague Dan Marino notes in the Monday night preview below, Palko is the reason Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco transferred from Pitt to Delaware. Ergo, he must be capable.

As Brian McIntyre of Mac's Football Blog notes, the Chiefs now have $37.5 million in total cash sitting on Injured Reserve.

Cassel, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry going down for the season will do that to you.

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:00 pm

Chiefs place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

What is wrong with you KC Fans? Ricki Stanzi? Seriously? Based on what? The fact that he can't beat out a guy that stinks to be the second stringer? Come on people. The next good KC QB is not currently on our roster. If they spend any time at all playing Ricki Stanzi or Tyler Palko next year, it better be because our starter is injured again.

Have some KC fans been away from good football for so long that they seriously think that Ricki Freaking Stanzi is a legitimate NFL starting QB?

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:38 pm

Chiefs place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

No concern, Stanzi will be the man next year. let's get him some reps soon!

Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:23 pm

Chiefs place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

Nothing against Cassel, but let's hope Palko is to Cassel as Brady is to Bledsoe, for the Chiefs' sake.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:16 pm

Chiefs place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

This is a tough one. I hope Cassell get better and returns better than ever, but I am not sure he is our man. It may not his fault because of Haley. So, a catch 22 situation. Get well Matt

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