Chiefs go with Quinn as backup quarterback

Brady Quinn has been picked as the backup quarterback of the

Kansas City Chiefs, leaving Ricky Stanzi at No. 3 on the depth

chart heading into their preseason finale.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel told the team of his decision before

Monday’s practice.

The race to back up Matt Cassel had been one of the few open

contests for Kansas City during training camp. Quinn signed as a

free agent in the offseason, and Stanzi was No. 3 a year ago.

Tight end Kevin Boss missed practice for what Crennel called

personal reasons. Defensive backs Jalil Brown, Kendrick Lewis and

Brandon Flowers were among numerous players who did not participate

because of various injuries.

The Chiefs wrap up their preseason Thursday night at Green

Bay.