Practice Report/Cassel Update – 9/7

From the Truman Sports Complex

If there was anything bothering QB Matt Cassel in the first part of Wednesday afternoon’s practice at the Chiefs facility, it wasn’t noticeable.

Cassel and his rib injury took part in all the early stages of the session, or at least that part where the media is allowed to watch. The only part where he did not seem fully engaged was in the team stretching, where he continued to sit out some of the movements.

But once Cassel got up on his feet and start throwing the ball, he did so with more authority than he did in Monday’s practice. Working on play-action fundamentals with QB coach Jim Zorn, he seemed to move without being restricted in faking handoffs away from his body, movements that would certainly rile up a sore rib cage.

Later, Cassel was throwing some red zone passes and again, showed more zip on the ball than anything he displayed 48 hours before.

All 61 players were on the field for the workout. WR Jonathan Baldwin headed to the rehab area once the quarterbacks joined the receivers for some pitch and catch. It appeared that he was wearing a smaller brace on his right wrist/hand area than he’s been sporting since breaking his thumb.

All other players appeared to be fully taking part in practice. The team will release a participation/injury report later in the afternoon.

One Response to “Practice Report/Cassel Update – 9/7”

  • September 7, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Check out Stanzi’s play-action faking/ball handling skills. Looked to be quiet advanced in pre-season. Cassel still has work to do there. Great to read that Zorn is working with him.

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