“We were just being cautious,” Cassel said via the Kansas City Star. “I wanted to go back in. . . . Normally, I can take [getting hit by a 340-pound defender]. I don’t know what happened. Actually, I think it was [landing on] the ball more than anything.”
Of greater concern: tight end Tony Moeaki, right tackle Barry Richardson and safety Eric Berry all got hurt in the first half. Jared Gaither looked solid replacing Richardson and may start Week One. Berry’s injury didn’t look bad.
The Chiefs, breaking from league norm, played some of their starters into the fourth quarter. The injuries occurred in the first half.
The bright side here is that Cassel moved the ball well after struggling earlier in the preseason.