Update: Jamaal Charles was forced from Sunday's game against the Lions with a left knee injury. He appeared to be in a great deal of pain as he was carted to the locker room. His return is officially questionable.
Update: ESPN is reporting that the players will reportedly receive 48 percent of "all revenue" under the framework of the labor deal currently being discussed. NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith insists the players only saw 53 percent of the revenues under the previous agreement, though 60 percent is the number most commonly cited.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that all players with at least four years of service time will be unrestricted free agents under the labor agreement currently being discussed. This would impact in excess of 500 current players and would potentially lead to a free agent frenzy once a deal is reached.
Update: Washington QB Jake Locker shot down speculation on Tuesday's ProFootballTalk Live that he would turn to baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the event of a lockout. Locker had a nice combine, and certainly doesn't want to do anything to mess up the hype that now surrounds him.
Update: The Kansas City Chiefs applied the franchise tag to OLB Tamba Hali. His linebacker franchise tag is projected to be worth nearly $10.5 million for 2011. Hali was a monster last season, leading the AFC in sacks. He is the core of the Chiefs defense.
John Clayton reported on ESPN on Sunday morning that Matt Cassel will likely be the Chiefs' starting quarterback against the Rams today.
Matt Cassel is just 11 days removed from an emergency appendectomy. Although playing is still risky, he knows the importance of today’s game against the Rams. A win today puts his team just one win and a chargers loss from claiming their first division title since 2003. Expect Cassel to be behind center come game time.
Update: Rotoworld.com is reporting that Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will be a game time decision for this week's game against the Rams. Cassel missed last week while still recovering from an appendectomy. All signs are leaning towards Cassel being able to play.
Update: ESPN.com is reporting that Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel practiced for the first time since having surgery for an appendectomy. His status for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams is still uncertain.
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs need Cassel in order to continue their success this season. Monitor his status throughout the week and if he is healthy should be considered a low number one quarterback in terms of fantasy.
Update: Jason LaCanfora of the Nfl Network is reporting that the Chiefs and RB Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension. It's a five year deal worth $32.5 million and $13 million guarenteed. Charles was in the final year of his rookie contract.
Update: Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who hasn't practiced since undergoing an appendectomy Wednesday, is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in San Diego. The Kansas City Star is reporting that head coach Todd Haley declined to discuss Cassel's status "for competitive reasons", but as many of us know, when any player, let alone the starting quarterback, goes three straight days without practicing and is listed as doubtful, the chances of him playing are slim to none.