The father of Pats QB Matt Cassel has passed away, and the QB will leave the team today and tend to family matters in California. The team is already out West, as they are staying out there after playing the Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle and then will play the Raiders on Sunday in Oakland.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Cassel’s dad – Greg Cassel, a Hollywood script writer, died earlier this week. The status of the QB playing is up in the air according to the paper. The Pats are tied with three games left in the season with the Jets and Dolphins at 8-5 for the top spot in the AFC East.