2:08 AM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015

NFL announces full draft order for 2015 NFL draft

The NFL this afternoon released the draft order for next month’s NFL draft, so we now know when the Vikings will make their — as of right now — seven total selections. The Vikings have no sixth-round pick and two seventh-rounders after sending quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills and acquiring receiver Mike Wallace from the Dolphins in two separate trades. They sent their original fifth-round pick to the Dolphins in the Wallace deal and kept the fifth-round pick, which originally belonged to the Buccaneers, they received in the Cassel trade. That selection is 12 spots before their...

Rex: QB competition is open

The Bills have added a pair of quarterbacks over the past few weeks in Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor. When asked where the quarterback position now stands with offseason workouts on the horizon, head coach Rex Ryan said the competition is open. In an appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Ryan explained where […]
Buffalo News Mar 11, 2015

Cassel came to compete

Matt Cassel is ready to make a run at the starting quarterback job for the Buffalo Bills.“I think I’ve been in this league long enough to know that you’ve got to compete in... Read More

Cassel confident he’ll be ready for OTAs

After winning the starting QB job in Minnesota last year in a competition with Teddy Bridgewater, Bills QB Matt Cassel’s tenure as the Vikings number one quarterback lasted all of three games. Cassel suffered a severe foot injury that required surgery and was put on injured reserve. At this point however, Cassel expects to be […]

Felton’s scouting report on Cassel

Last year Bills new FB Jerome Felton was a teammate of Matt Cassel in Minnesota. Felton watched how Cassel won the starting quarterback job in a competition with rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater. A Week 3 foot injury cost Cassel the rest of the 2014 season, but his approach to the game and his success […]

Wednesday (Is Shaun Hill a better QB than Matt Cassel?) edition: Wha' Happened?

There was some hand-wringing on our part when the Vikings traded Matt Cassel to Buffalo because 1) we wondered why Minnesota would give up a sure thing at the important position of backup QB and 2) we didn’t imagine the Vikings could do better than Cassel at the position even if they could find someone to replace him. Not anymore. On Tuesday, it was announced the Vikings signed veteran Shaun Hill to be Teddy Bridgewater’s backup in 2015. Not only did the Vikings save money and add draft value by swapping out Cassel for Hill, but we have to legitimately wonder if they also upgraded their...
Daily Norseman Mar 10, 2015

Report: Matt Cassel Has Not Taken Physical With Buffalo

A few days ago, the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills came to terms on a deal that would send quarterback Matt Cassel to upstate New York, along with a sixth-round draft choice, in exchange for a fifth-round pick this year and Buffalo's seventh-round pick in 2016. The trade was set to be completed today, the first day of the league year, pending a physical. There's only one small problem. Apparently, according to numerous reports, Cassel has not reported to Buffalo to take said physical yet. Breaking: Matt Cassel has not reported to Buffalo; Trade contingent on physical -...
Buffalo Rumblings Mar 8, 2015

Matt Cassel contract re-do a Buffalo Bills priority, per report

After re-signing LeSean McCoy to a contract extension on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills are now reportedly looking to do the same with quarterback Matt Cassel. On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills signed running back LeSean McCoy to a re-structured contract, giving him $40 million over five years ($26.5 million of that guaranteed) while lowering his 2015 cap number by $4.75 million. Now, as the team pursues other free agents while trying to re-sign some of their own guys, the team is talking about making a similar contract re-structure with new quarterback Matt Cassel. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com had the...
Daily Norseman Mar 7, 2015

Report: Minnesota Vikings Reach Out To Shaun Hill

We're approximately three hours into the "legal tampering" period for NFL free agency, and it appears that we finally have a name connected to the Minnesota Vikings. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have targeted long-time veteran quarterback Shaun Hill as a potential replacement for the traded Matt Cassel as Teddy Bridgewater's backup. Hill actually got his start with the Vikings in 2002, as they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maryland. He was with the Vikings from 2002 to 2005, with the Vikings sending him to NFL...

Quarterback Shaun Hill emerges as a target for the Vikings in free agency

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Quarterback Shaun Hill emerged Saturday as a target in free agency for the Vikings. A source told the Pioneer Press that a Vikings official reached out to a representative of Hill’s on the first day that team officials could indicate interest with free agents. Players can’t sign contracts until free agency starts Tuesday. Minnesota is looking for a backup quarterback behind Teddy Bridgewater after agreeing to trade Matt Cassel to Buffalo in a deal that will be finalized Tuesday. Hill played for the Vikings from 2002-05 and was with San...
Buffalo Rumblings Mar 5, 2015

Doug Whaley continues his streak of big Buffalo Bills trades

In slightly less than two calendar years calling the shots, Doug Whaley has orchestrated a whopping 11 trades as the general manager of the Buffalo Bills. How do you think he's done? Less than a year ago, we showed you how Doug Whaley has been very active in trades since taking over as Buffalo Bills general manager in May of 2013. Needless to say, he hasn't done anything to dispel that notion in the intervening time, trading for LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel this week. Since stepping into the role of decision maker (widely considered the 2013 NFL Draft, a few weeks before he was officially...
philly.com Mar 5, 2015

NFL: Vikings agree to trade Cassel to Bills

One day after working out a deal for Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy, the Buffalo Bills arranged to get veteran quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings.
Baltimore Sun Mar 4, 2015

Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel traded by Vikings to Buffalo Bills

Matt Cassel spent most of last season on the Minnesota Vikings’ injured reserve list, but the Buffalo Bills still see value in the former USC quarterback.

Mid-day talker: Where does Matt Cassel rank among Cassel-esque Vikings QBs?

The Vikings traded Matt Cassel to the Bills today in a move that strikes us a little odd since Cassel is a very functional backup but that also signals that the Vikings have supreme faith in Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. Our question of the afternoon is this: Where does Cassel rank among Vikings quarterbacks of a similar ilk over the past few decades? Minnesota has clearly had some very good QBs (even for very short periods of time); we’d consider Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre and Daunte Culpepper to be in that category, ahead of Cassel. Bridgewater is in a separate...
Florida Times-Union Mar 4, 2015
Matt Cassel grabs a seat in Buffalo on the NFL quarterback Merry-Go-Round

Matt Cassel grabs a seat in Buffalo on the NFL quarterback Merry-Go-Round

Matt Cassel is likely going to get at least one more chance to start in the NFL because he just grabbed a seat on the NFL’s quarterback Merry-Go-Round. The Buffalo Bills made a trade with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday to get Cassel and presumably make him the starter for this season. That leaves five teams with unsettled quarterback situations – the Jets, Titans, Texans, Bears and Eagles – if, as expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make Jameis Winston the top pick in the draft. read more

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