Cassel, along with guys like WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Jerheme Urban and TE Brad Cottam, have been going through some informal practices, Teicher reports. Next week is when the Chiefs rookie OTAs would be picking up if the lockout weren't in effect so Cassel tells Teicher they're trying to stick to the normal schedule.
"I think it's been very productive," Cassel said, per Teicher. "I don't go out there to go through the motions. I try to call out plays. I'll yell out there's a blitz coming, and (the receiver) has to make his adjustment accordingly. I'll do some things to challenge these guys. I'll give them a formation and a play call. I don't go out there and say, ‘Just run a slant,' or something like that. It's more meant to challenge myself mentally and challenge them mentally as well."
He says some guys have flown in and out of KC and stayed with him. WR Jonathan Baldwin told 610 Sports' Nick Wright last week he planned to stay with Cassel for a few days and work out.
Cassel tells Teicher QB Tyler Palko will be arriving next week so they'll have another quarterback, and he's contacted QB Ricky Stanzi as well. QB Brodie Croyle is expecting a child soon and isn't under contract for 2011.
Cassel did get into the building last Friday when the lockout was temporarily lifted and met with some of the Chiefs coaches.
Check out the entire KC Star story with lots of quotes from Cassel on the workouts. This is good news and news we've been waiting to hear for a while.