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Get Caught Up on Your Chiefs News Before the Raiders Game

Arrowhead Stadium this morning (via <a href="">cakesbymike</a>)
Arrowhead Stadium this morning (via cakesbymike)

Here are the major headlines from this week. Get caught up here or see the full game coverage on SBN at the Chiefs/Raiders game page.

Reports on the two injured Chiefs, Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers, are looking good.  Cassel is in pads and on the field, something he didn't do last week.  Flowers told reporters this week he's "definitely going to play."

Here's what you need to know from this week:

LaCanfora: Chiefs QB Matt Cassel Will Play Against Raiders
Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network is reporting that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel will play against the Raiders today.

Chiefs RB Larry Johnson Impressed with Raiders Defense, Richard Seymour
LJ cited the Raiders defense as a cause for concern for the Chiefs offense. "The young talent they have on the defensive side of the ball is impressive because all those guys get excited about every play they make so it's definitely a challenge on our part."

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is 'Leaps and Bounds' Ahead of Last Week
"I’m leaps and bounds ahead of where I was last week," Cassel said in a press conference today. "I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. My (practice) work load definitely went up this week. Coach has said we are going to take it day-by-day."

Chiefs Add Former Cardinals WR Long, Release Another WR
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has reached back into a familiar talent pool with the acquisition of Lance Long. Long previously played for the Arizona Cardinals while Haley was a coordinator. The Cardinals waived him on Monday and the Chiefs added him to their practice squad today.

Report: Chiefs Called Eagles About Trading for WR Hank Baskett
According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Kansas City Chiefs and six other teams contacted the Eagles about a trade for Baskett prior to his release.

Report: Chiefs Worked Out TE Leonard Pope
Read what we've been saying about Pope recently at this link. A lot of people thought Pope to the Chiefs made sense.

Kansas City Chiefs Release LB Turk McBride
Not a bad first day for Josh Looney with the live Chiefs call-in show. He just broke the news of who the Chiefs released to make room for Bobby Wade. It's Turk McBride.

Chiefs S Jarrad Page Back on the First Team in Latest Depth Chart
The Kansas City Chiefs have released this week's depth chart for the home opener against the Oakland Raiders. There were only a few changes with the only real notable coming at free safety.

Mort: Chiefs Sign Former Vikings WR Bobby Wade
Wade was cut by the Vikings over the weekend after previously being asked to take a pay cut. League sources told Pro Football Talk after the fact that it's a "cardinal sin" to ask a player to take a pay cut and then release him. The reason's behind his release wasn't necessarily a talent issue according to the Daily Norseman, who filled us in with some timely information on the newest Chief.