Greg Cassel, the father of Patriots QB Matt Cassel, passed away on Monday night and Matt left practice to be with his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt Cassel and his family during this difficult time. Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he does not know if Cassel will return to the team for Sunday's game in Oakland against the Raiders. As someone who's lost a loved one quite recently, I know its not always easy to jump right back into your life. I hope he takes as much time as he needs.