Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who had an emergency appendectomy last week and missed the Chiefs' Week 14 loss to the San Diego Chargers, practiced in a "limited" capacity on Wednesday, and his status for their Week 15 contest with the St. Louis Rams remains unclear.
SB Nation Kansas City suggests that it's good news for Chiefs fans (less so for Rams fans) that the Chiefs appear to be acting as though Cassel is the starter; the Kansas City Star suggests the team's quarterback picture could remain unclear at least until Friday, even though Cassel appears day-to-day at this point.
Cassel, in his third season as a starting quarterback, has a gaudy 23 touchdown to 4 interception ratio for the Chiefs this season, which is perfect for a team whose role for its quarterback appears to be to not make mistakes while they hand the ball to Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. One way of looking at the Chiefs' quarterback utilization: This season he's averaged seven fewer attempts per game than Sam Bradford.
But Brodie Croyle's 7-for-17 emergency start against the San Diego Chargers made Cassel's status a little more pressing an issue to Chiefs fans.