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Brady Quinn cleared, ready to play Sunday

Brady Quinn

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn (9) before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


After missing two games with a concussion, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has been cleared to return to the field on Sunday against the Bengals.

Although he had already been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Steelers, Quinn made the road trip with the team and met with a specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, who said Quinn is OK.

I’m real excited,” Quinn told the Kansas City Star. “I was glad to be able to come with the team and being around them again because it stinks not being around these guys and not feeling like you’re a part of them.”

Quinn has now had two concussions this year, one in the preseason and one that knocked him out of the October 28 game against the Raiders. But now that he’s good to go, he will apparently get the start against the Bengals: Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel didn’t specifically address the quarterback situation after Monday night’s loss, but he made clear before Quinn was hurt that he believed Quinn was the man to lead the team going forward, and Matt Cassel, who threw the game-sealing interception on Monday night, certainly hasn’t done anything in Quinn’s absence to change that.