Cassel active for Chiefs, starts vs. Rams
Quarterback Matt Cassel started for the Kansas City Chiefs, only
11 days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
Cassel led the team on the field for pregame workouts Sunday and
showed good arm strength, going first ahead of backup Brodie
Croyle. The Chiefs did not make an official announcement whether
Cassel would start against the St. Louis Rams in a game between
surprise playoff contenders.
Cassel completed a 9-yard pass to Jamaal Charles on the Chiefs’
first play but the Chiefs went three plays and out. Kansas City
deferred after winning the opening toss and the Rams used more than
eight minutes on their opening drive, going ahead 3-0 on a field
goal by Josh Brown.
Tyler Palko is the third quarterback for the Chiefs.
Kansas City managed only 67 yards with Croyle as the starter
last week in a 31-0 loss at San Diego. Cassel had been listed as