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Chiefs’ Quinn still out; Cassel will start against Steelers

  • Kansas City Star
  • Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at 2:48 p.m.

— Quarterback Brady Quinn has yet to be cleared medically and won’t play in the Chiefs game on Monday night against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Matt Cassel will start instead.

Quinn, after replacing Cassel as the starter, suffered a concussion in the Oct. 28 game against Oakland and did not play in last week’s loss to San Diego.

“He has not been cleared for contact and he’s been advised not to play Monday night,” coach Romeo Crennel said. “We’re going to error on the side of caution and protect the football player.”

Quinn has been cleared for non-contact work and was to participate in individual drills in practice today.

Crennel said he hasn’t considered starting Ricky Stanzi instead of Cassel.

“He’s still improving and we’re still working (with) him and he’s one play away and I think he’s excited about that possibility and he’s preparing every week like he’s going to play,” Crennel said. “We’ll see how the games go.”

Stanzi was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round last year but has yet to play in a regular-season game.

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