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Cassel Practicing With Chiefs-UPDATE

From the Truman Sports Complex

Starting QB Matt Cassel took part in the team’s Monday morning practice, dressed out in full pads like everyone else and wearing a brace on his injured left knee.

But Todd Haley could not and would not shed any light on Cassel’s status for this Sunday’s regular season opener in Baltimore.

“As the week goes on we will know a little bit more with Matt,” Haley said after practice. “It was good that he was out there and able to get through some things.” As to his ability to play this Sunday against Baltimore, Haley said: “I think it was positive that he was on the field today.”

With the regular season underway, the media is allowed only a brief 20-25 minute glimpse into practice. In that time, Cassel worked with the other three quarterbacks on individual position drills. When the QBs shuffled through some pads on the ground, Cassel did not take part.

And when he worked taking a snap and dropping back to pass, he did so gingerly. Same with his follow through on that left leg. It was obvious  that he was far from 100 percent.  He left the field with an ice bag wrapped around his knee.

A true indication will be how his knee responds to the work he does today. The Chiefs do not have a practice on Tuesday, so that’s an extra day for his knee to recover.

“It’s good that this is a long week and we have the extra day,  that will  help with everybody, anybody that’s nicked up,” said Haley.

Cassel will have to go through a full practice session by at least Friday to have any chance to play in Baltimore. “You’ve got to practice to have a chance to play,” said Haley. “That’s true for everyone on this team. I would say there would have to be a full Friday practice to have a chance to play.”

All 60 players on the roster and practice squad were dressed and working through the position drills. That included TE Jake O’Connell, CB Brandon Flowers and FS Jarrad Page, who all missed practice time last week. Flowers indicated that his left shoulder is fine and he’s 100 percent and ready to go on Sunday.

When the back eight on the No. 1 defense lined up it looked like this: OLB Mike Vrabel and Tamba Hali; ILB Demorrio Williams and Corey Mays; CB Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr; S Jon McGraw and Mike Brown. On the team’s unofficial depth chart that was released on Monday, LB Derrick Johnson was listed on the third team.

Working with the No. 1 offensive line at RT was Ikechuku Ndukwe and Haley indicated he was the starter “for now.”  Also on the field was OT Ryan O’Callaghan, who is wearing No. 75.

As the composition of his roster, Haley indicated all  his players should not feel secure just because they survived the rsoter cutting of the weekend.

“Right now we’ve got the right 53, but I think there’s no doubt in my mind that this will be something we continue to work on the entire year,” said Haley. “You will continue to see some movement from the Chiefs.”


35 Responses to “Cassel Practicing With Chiefs-UPDATE”

  • September 7, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    sounds like cassell should be able to start on Sunday against the Ravens… I hope he is able to play by then…


  • September 7, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    anyone else see that Babin has earned himself a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles… Not bad for a guy who wasn’t playing at the beginning of last season…


  • September 7, 2009  - ILChiefsFan says:

    I’ve watched Babin in training camp and the offseason. He shows more strength and leverage than he did last season; I’m still not sold on the guy, though.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Rin doesn’t believe Ca$$el will play- if he does and it’s Mutt’s knee vs the BALT Ravens defense?
    One broken $63 mill man coming right up :twisted:

    C’mon Hailme/Egoli…Show Me/Regale Me with just how much you ‘really’ want to win in 2009!

    heh heh heh

    :lol: & :razz:


  • September 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    •QB Matt Cassel was in full pads and practicing with the team. He wore a brace on this left knee and did all individual drills that the QBs participated in

    thats from looney…so………..whats up bob?


  • September 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    Cassel WILL play…if he doesnt…then hes not a franchise QB..franchise Qb’s find a way to play….if he can take part in ALL drills at this point, 5 more days and the knee will be fine


  • September 7, 2009  - ED says:

    Woe Alex you’re being ridiculous with that comment. IF he doesn’t play he’s not a franchise quarterback. Be serious. This isn’t a playoff game or championship this is week 1 of a long 16 game season. My thing is if he’s not 90 to 95% he needs to sit out this one. Allow Croyle to get those reps and be ready for week 1. Its a long season no need of putting him out there against one of the toughest defenses in the league during the first game of the season. Especially if he’s still going to be hobbling around that offensive line of ours. We can’t risk this guy getting reinjured in the first game of the season.

    Right now its better for this team to be safe than sorry. This isn’t late in the season where we’re in a playoff hunt, this is week 1. If he’s not in the 90s percentage wise of being healthy then he should sit this one out. And allow a healthy Croyle to build some continuity with the first team guys.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Uh oh … not only is the fat lady about to start singing, the funeral pyre & a rendition ‘Taps’ is e’en now being prepared … do you prefer an open casket or closed, Mutt?

    ‘Q’ tip on returns…say it ain’t so ‘check’!
    Vintage Sid Gillman – “get him out of there because he HAS no hands!”

    Larry Lawrence, Moe Charles and Curly Joe Savage; Maurice ‘Deion’ nee Shemp Leggett on standy.

    Yet nother day of reckoning (nee getting wrecked, draws nigh)…

    :roll: “I can take ANY 22 guys from off the street and-”

    Right. ‘check’

    :roll: “…go 0-5.”

    FINAL SCORE: RAVENS 357 – Hailme’s 1

    heh heh heh

    :lol: & :razz:


  • September 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    im stating a fact, you dont pay that kind of money to a QB to sit, did favre sit? no….you play through it, cassel knows this, the only way hes held out is if there is a high chance of another injury.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    ‘IF’?

    :lol:


  • September 7, 2009  - cid says:

    Cassel is the best QB on this team by far. Get off his back and let him recover properly. I say, let Croyle be the sacrificial lamb against the Ravens defense and then put Cassel out there for the home opener against Oakland. By that time, Cassel should be 100%, the offensive line will have some extra time to gel with Ndukwe in there, and the fans will know for sure that Cassel is the best option for now.

    Also, if Goff doesn’t get his act together, the Chiefs should try Alleman at RG. At least Alleman and Ndukwe have some experience playing together so there should be some chemistry.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rip 'em a new one says:

    I was heartened by the news that Flowers was good to go. That young kid is a gamer. Also, Washington has acquited himself very well in the pre-season so the CBs are becoming a solid part of the defense.

    Also not lost on me was how quickly O’Callaghan got his young butt into KC and onto the practice field. Then we have a castoff guy from the Fish as the designated starting RT which gives one pause, not to mention the QBs.

    Still, it’s, on paper, better than what we went to war with in 2008 so hope continues to spring eternal but I’m not brimming with the inner glow of confidence that the Chiefs are ready to put the big hurt on the Ravens.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    The 1967 Oakland Raider’s “11 Angry Men” (with the added benefit 42 years & copious poundage) – this is what ‘Sacrifical Mutt’ i.e., any QB KC will be staring across at – and ‘they’ staring right back.

    All pros aplenty being the operative word – 2008 DEFENSE RANKED #1 in the NFL 236.8 yards per game – #1 vs the pass 147.2 yards per game – #5 vs the run 89.5 per game. Points allowed per game – 9.8 – oh, and 33 sacks/26 ints too just for s***s and giggles.

    DT Ngata 6’4 345
    NT Gregg 6’0 315
    DE Price 6’5 290
    LB Suggs 6’3 260
    LB Gooden 6’1 235
    LB Lewis 6’1 250
    LB Johnson 6’3 265
    CB Washington 5’11 180
    FS Landry 6’0 220
    SS Reed 5’11 200
    CB Foxworth 5’11 180

    DE Pryce v KC’s Npoopwe or O’Callagag RT ought to be a real hoot – Suggs v Albert – Ngata and Gregg shutting down the middle – Reed and Landry having no TE to worry about so helping out wherever they please.

    Alright Bama BC, you’ll be first Christian thrown to the Lions – you do have AFLAC, yes? Tyler have your flack jacket affixed – Pat Way Mutt G you’ll help carry the stretcher- and Ca$$el you just sit there and count your ble$$ing$.

    :cry:

    + R.I.P. +


  • September 7, 2009  - Aaron says:

    Great to hear Flowers is 100%


  • September 7, 2009  - Alan S. says:

    Why didn’t the Chief’s try to acquire Seymore. We seem to be bringing in everybody else from the Patriot’s roster.


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    deployed

    If Pollard is signed before week 2/is on a roster week 1, his entire ’09 salary must be paid to him …in these economic time$ NFL teams be more wary than e’er trying to save dollars (look at all the dough Jr. in KC ‘hasn’t” $pent) Pollard will more likely be signed after the week 1 games be in the books.

    Hmm…the Raiders need safety help. Rin wonders as He wanders – “how would old Bernard look in Silver & Black week 2 laying the WHACK to KC?”

    :lol: & :razz:


  • September 7, 2009  - Aaron says:

    You mean laying the WHIFF?


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    No, busting the Q***F the Chiefs offensively challenged p*****s…

    heh heh heh

    :lol:


  • September 7, 2009  - pkc says:

    Once again Aaron right, Rin wrong.

    Now that I think of it – Rin Wrong Tin, appropriate

    heh,heh,heh


  • September 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    And when Rin has them – always/e’er – He REALLY has them…heh heh heh

    Rin uber alles!!!

    :lol: & :razz:


  • September 7, 2009  - mr awsome says:

    rin ur a fag heh heh heh


  • September 7, 2009  - Kenny says:

    Someone needs to investigate the relationship between Al Davis and The Kraft Family. The raiders are single handedly keeping the New England dynasty alive. First with the trade of Randy Moss for pocket change, now a first round pick for Seymour.

    IF he even shows up for the raiders this year, he will ask for way more money than Oakland will pay when his contract expires.

    Alan S, we may seem him in a few years..


  • September 7, 2009  - mr awsome's OBGYN says:

    mr awsome ur a fag heh heh heh


  • September 8, 2009  - Bonehart says:

    Rin really some of the stuff you say I understand and some stuff I just don’t get. You seem to be a Raider’s fan and that is fine.But really have nothing to say really both teams suck right now and have for a few years now I feel the chiefs are getting better.But yes there is still alot of work to be done.I feel like the Raider’s will get better when davis is no longer with the team.And choose a better team if you want to talk crap.I really feel deep down in your heart you are a chief fan. Other than that have a great day


  • September 8, 2009  - Harold C. says:

    No Bonehart….Rin is a fan of himself.


  • September 8, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Bonehart said

    “Rin”

    - yes Boney nee Napole(an)?

    “really some of the stuff you say I understand”

    - really? That’s great! As far as some of these other bloggers like that Harold C …well, ‘and what about his stuff’?

    “and some stuff I just don’t get.”

    - you’re not alone, Bones – C even he doesn’t understand himself…

    “You seem to be a Raider’s fan and that is fine.”

    - no I’m not, but yes it would be…

    “But really”

    - like but for sure, like…

    “have nothing to say”

    - stop lingering in the vicinity Harold’s blogs – thine inspiration willst return…

    “really”

    - take Rin’s word for it… once I read something he wrote and almost lost my mind…

    “both”

    - yes, the one I (as Rush) tie behind the back so as to make things more even herein…

    “teams suck right now and have for a few years now I feel the chiefs are getting better.”

    - it’s just a feeling Bones – trust me, it will pass – starting Sunday most likely…

    “But yes there is still alot of work to be done.”

    - hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day either – alas, the Chiefs & the Hundred Years War have much in common, appears…

    “I feel like the Raider’s will get better when davis is no longer with the team.”

    - the Raiders have been better than the Chiefs for most all of the years since 1963 he’s been there: Championships, Superbowls, AFL and AFC Titles, West same. We may win some the battles more so, but he wins the wars!

    Once Al goes where Lamar went and Ralph Wilson & Bud Adams be headed, Rin will no more revere the game football (e’en now tis hard to stomach said, but Rin will continue to daily show up here blog faithfully because, well… His people expect it mine manna.)

    “And choose a better team if you want to talk crap.”

    - be no better team than KC when the subject be crap; even DET’s left us alone football gutter.

    “I really feel deep down in your heart you are a chief fan.”

    - such insight… did you study with Harold C?

    “Other than that”

    - oh, other than ‘that’… Scottie

    “have a great day”

    - wait till next ye- er, century…

    :cool: daddy-o


  • September 8, 2009  - Harry Johnson says:

    Boo! Horrible rubber/glue “slam reversal.” This place is so infested with idiots and big dreamers I’m going to Raider’s Beat. Fantasy players will start no Chiefs this weekend… well, maybe Jeff Webb.


  • September 8, 2009  - Bonehart says:

    Rin really Boney nee Napole(an)? what is that It’s bonehart not hard.- stop lingering in the vicinity Harold’s blogs. not really sure what your talking about here as everything posted came from my mind not anyone post. – the Raiders have been better than the Chiefs for most all of the years since 1963 he’s been there: Championships, Superbowls, AFL and AFC Titles, West same. We may win some the battles more so, but he wins the wars. to bad I am talking this years team not the past.The NFL is all about what have you done for me latey and well Davis is just running his team to the ground. From bad coachs to bad draft picks and even worst fa signings.So again stop hateing and enjoy the season Other than that have agreat day peace


  • September 9, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Bonehart said

    “Rin”

    - that’s correct, Rin Tin Tin…

    “really”

    - would I lie to you?

    “Boney nee Napole(an)?”

    - well, if you’re not certain…

    “what is that”

    - as utilized herein, certainty be resolute belief in self…

    “It’s bonehart not hard.”

    - as be bone dry not Bon Jovi…

    “not really sure what your talking about”

    - good, we’re even…

    “here as everything posted came from my mind not anyone post.”

    - really? I carry pictures of people I don’t know in my wallet too…

    “to bad I am talking this years team not the past.”

    - yes, should really ‘bone up’ on your football history…

    “The NFL is all about what have you done for me latey”

    - depends…if one is a Chiefs fan it’s still all about 1970, Head Coach Stram uttering – “football is a game of now”; as it happened little did fans know that ‘now’ was to ‘twelfth of never’ as hope for tomorrow become Sinatra singing – “when I was 17 it was a very good year”. The good thing about the past is at least you know how the story ends.
    Which is why in 2009, Rin can say that He’s seen this story before, just with different directors & actors…

    “and well”

    - etc. etc., ad nauseam, ad infinitum & stuff…

    “Davis is just running his team to the ground.”

    - he must’ve heard how successful :roll: s been in KC running the Chiefs ‘into’ the ground now at 0-4…

    “From bad coachs to bad draft picks and even worst fa signings.”

    - agreed, an apt descript of :shock: to date in a nutshell…

    “So again stop hateing and enjoy the season Other than that have agreat day peace”

    - NO – as in I will not, x2. Oh – and long live Al Davis!

    :lol: & :razz:


  • September 9, 2009  - Bonehart says:

    Rin Tin Tin I just went did some home work and well now I am here to tell what I have learn about the Chiefs and Raiders rivalry .The Chiefs lead the regular season series 51–44–2 And also The Chiefs are ahead in playoff match-ups with a record of 2-1.The Chiefs are one of two teams in the NFL with a winning record against the Raiders (with 10 or more contests). The two teams met in the 1969 AFL Championship Game at Oakland and the underdog Chiefs won 17-7. The Chiefs participated in Super Bowl IV a week later and defeated the NFL’s heavily favored Minnesota Vikings. It was not until 1976 that Oakland would finally win their first Super Bowl championship.So yes thanks too your little rant of half truths and hate I went and check all that fun stuff out And what is “Boney nee Napole(an)?” Other than that have a great day peace


  • September 9, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “Rin Tin Tin”

    - how I love that name mine! Anyway… yes, what is it now?

    “I just went did some home work”

    - wonderful… whatever keeps you from loitering here the blog…

    “and”

    - and?

    “well”

    - well?

    “now I am here”

    - can’t get anythin’ past you(rself), huh…

    “to tell what I have learn about the Chiefs and Raiders rivalry”

    - one wouldst have to but look at your classmate Jethro Bodine who like you graduated all the way from 6th grade… cipherin’ and, like… stuff

    “The Chiefs lead the regular season series 51–44–2″

    - the Raiders have won 3 Superbowls & appeared in 5 total – KC has won only 1 & appeared but twice

    Oakland has also won 16 AFL/AFC West Titles, KC only 7

    “And also The Chiefs are ahead in playoff match-ups with a record of 2-1.”

    - and also the Raiders are ahead in playoff wins & percentage: OAK 25-18 58% – KC 8-13 38%

    All Time W/L records too:
    OAK 405-324-11 – KC 381-347-12

    “The Chiefs are one of two teams in the NFL with a winning record against the Raiders (with 10 or more contests).”

    - from 1966-1969 (Chiefs greatest years/teams), OAK beat the Chiefs 7 times in 10 games

    Also, the Raiders have 13 Hall of Fame players, KC only 9

    “The two teams met in the 1969 AFL Championship Game at Oakland and the underdog Chiefs won 17-7.”

    - the two teams met in the 1968 AFL Playoff Game at Oakland and the underdog Raiders won 41-6…

    “The Chiefs participated in Super Bowl IV a week later and defeated the NFL’s heavily favored Minnesota Vikings. It was not until 1976 that Oakland would finally win their first Super Bowl championship.”

    - the Raiders have participated in 5 Superbowls, the last one in 2003… the Chiefs in only 2, the last one in 1970.

    In ’69 when Rin’s Chiefs backed into the playoffs they actually finished 2nd behind Oakland, & only a fluke 1 year wild card system allowed Kaycee to even enter the post season.

    “So yes thanks too”

    - don’t mention it, you little rag picker…

    “your little”

    - no, I’m epic; you are a-

    “rant of half truths”

    - yes, and expert proponent bad English…

    “and hate I went and check all that fun stuff out”

    - well if you learned to hate yourself for doing that then Rin can & certainly will learn to hate you too…

    “And what is “Boney nee Napole(an)?”

    - again, if you’re not certain the why ask…

    “Other than that”

    - be those, them’s & they’s…

    “have a great day peace”

    - (nod to Sledgehammer!) obey the penal codes, mutant!

    :cool: daddy-o


  • September 9, 2009  - Bonehart says:

    Rin Tin Tin why you think I hate you really i don’t come on I don’t even know you so no I don’t hate you at all really we are just talking about football. I find you funny you know you make me laugh but really do you hate me cause that just sad if you do man. And really the whole me hateing myself is weird So lets have a good fun season and have a great day peace


  • September 9, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Bonehart said

    “Rin Tin Tin why you think”

    - because it confounds you so…

    “I hate you really i don’t”

    - ‘passive aggressive with confliction syndrome’, DSM-IV-R…

    “come on I don’t”

    - are you picking daisies?

    “even”

    - not yet; you’re currently at 2 ‘I don’t hate you Rin’ and one ‘I do hate you Rin’…

    “know”

    - then stop stalling…get on with it nee your blogging.

    “you so”

    - helpful, yes I know… go on now.

    “no”

    - don’t make go Spock on you via the Vulcan Mind Meld…

    “I don’t hate you at all really”

    - that makes it love Rin’s 3, love him naught 1…

    “we are just talking about football.

    “I find you funny”

    - well, we each have our own device; the Chiefs are mine/make me laugh…

    “you know you make me laugh”

    - of course I do; no one is immune from Rin-hilarity…

    “but really do you hate me cause that just sad if you do man.”

    - no, Rin doesn’t hate you, but probably everyone else does…

    “And really”

    - I’m afraid so – you have only 6 months left to blog…

    “the whole”

    - well yes, the zits don’t help but more so be the halting dialogue style yours…

    “me hateing myself is weird”

    - to know oneself is bliss, not ignorance…

    “So lets have a good fun season and have a great day peace”

    - 0-16 here we comes!

    :cool: daddy-o




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