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Maybe the Pats should rethink cutting O’Connell

With Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel expected to miss multiple weeks due to an MCL sprain and Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton looking like he had a misadventure with a do-it-yourself bike rack and a knife doubling as a screwdriver (been there, done that), the Patriots might be wise to rethink their reported plan to waive backup quarterback Kevin O’Connell.

Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli was the V.P. of player personnel in New England and Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels was the offensive coordinator of the Pats when O’Connell was drafted. With each team potentially in need of another body on the depth chart, why not try to get a draft pick in lieu of cutting O’Connell?

If O’Connell is waived, the Chiefs have priority over the Broncos. So if each team makes a claim, the Chiefs would get O’Connell.