We're two practice days into St. Louis Rams week and Matt Cassel remains the only player on the Kansas City Chiefs injury report. Cassel was officially limited in practice today and Todd Haley said it's still a day-to-day thing and they're not sure of his status for Sunday.
What the Chiefs say this week doesn't really matter. It's all about who is getting the first team reps in practice (which we don't know for certain). Though no one will say how many reps each quarterback is taking, it appears Cassel is getting in his work. That would suggest that he's got a good shot at playing this weekend.
Whether Cassel is going to play or not, the Chiefs have no reason to update everyone his status. It's now a competitive advantage keeping his status hidden. The Chiefs can make the Rams prepare for two quarterbacks -- or at the very least keep Brodie Croyle in the back of their mind.
Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said there's not a huge change in preparing for either quarterback because each would be playing within the Chiefs offensive system. The Chiefs said last week before Croyle's first start of the year that the system stays the same, though each quarterback may have some plays they like more than others.
We'll find out more details of Cassel's status tomorrow when the Chiefs declare his status for Sunday's game.