The signs look good for Matt Cassel to play this week, but we won’t officially know his status until pregame festivities on Sunday morning.
Cassel is a game-time decision for the Raiders-Chiefs 1PM ET game, and is officially listed as questionable on the injury report. At least we think he is.
Kansas City’s team website and the official NFL Injury Report released by the league list him as questionable, but the league’s website called Cassel doubtful on Friday evening. We suspect this is an error after an intense week of work, something that has never happened on the pristine pages of PFT.
Starting Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers is also a game-time decision, while the Raiders will reveal wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins’ status on Sunday, although he’s not expected to play after missing practice all week.
The Raiders will also be without receivers Nick Miller and Chaz Schilens, which forces Raiders coach Tom Cable to activate Javon Walker this week, no matter how fast he’s running.