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Cassel out of the game

12/6/2009

KANSAS CITY --- Matt Cassel is not playing for Kansas City and he seems healthy.

We are not sure if Cassel was benched in the traditional sense because Brodie Croyle entered the game with the Chiefs down by 28 points.

But Croyle was put in after the Chiefs got a turnover deep in Denver territory late in the third quarter. You’d think Cassel would have been the quarterback in that circumstance.

Cassel struggled badly Sunday, especially in the third quarter when the Broncos went on a 20-0 run. He has completed 10 of 29 passes for 84 yards. He has been intercepted twice.

It will be interesting to see if this situation has legs, but for right now, it looks like Cassel is not on the field because of performance issues.