FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley held out hope that quarterback Matt Cassel would be able to return this season from a hand injury. But those hopes were dashed Monday when the team placed Cassel on season-ending injured reserve, according to a team source.
Haley has declined to elaborate on the extent of Cassel's condition, simply calling it a "significant injury."
With Cassel out for the rest of the season, the Chiefs now are Tyler Palko's team. Palko completed 5 of 6 passes for 47 yards in relief duties against the Broncos and is scheduled to make his first career NFL start Monday night against the New England Patriots.
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