K.C. will roll, with or without Matt Cassel 

December, 9, 2010
12/09/10
12:36
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While I was answering questions in my Wednesday afternoon chat session this week, the news came out that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel had missed practice. I wasn't aware of any injury at the time, so I cautioned fantasy owners not to overrate the news. It's December, and from what I gather, just about every NFL player is hurting somewhere by now, so missing a Week 14 practice is no red flag.

Of course, going under the knife to have your appendix removed is a different story, one we found out about later Wednesday. Now that's a bigger deal.