Cassel Absent From Practice, Chiefs Promote Palko


Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel was nowhere to be seen at practice today, according to a report from Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.

And the Chiefs have promoted QB Tyler Palko from the practice squad.

Uh oh.

I don’t want to cause a freak out. Cassel appeared to be fine following Sunday’s game against the Broncos and as Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride reports, he even made some appearances at local charities yesterday and all appeared well.

Let’s not hit the panic button yet. It may simply be that Cassel got a stomach bug and is staying home to rest up. The promotion of Palko would be a natural move if Cassel was going to miss practice, otherwise Brodie Croyle would be the only available QB at practice. Since the Chiefs are only carrying 2 QB’s on their active roster, anything that would keep a QB out of action would be grounds for getting Palko on the 53-man roster.

I just can’t imagine Cassel is physically injured unless he had some sort of accident on his day off yesterday.

We’ll likely find out more information at the press conferences following practice. For now, we can speculate. I vote that Cassel has the flu. What do you guys think?