NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Buccaneers were in on Matt Cassel before he signed with the Vikings.
Perhaps it was just for a clear-cut backup role, but we'll take it as another sign of the Bucs' shaky confidence in Josh Freeman. They haven't approached him about an extension in a contract year, and coach Greg Schiano hinted at a camp competition just after the season. We wouldn't be surprised if the Bucs drafted a quarterback on the second day. They have the 43rd and 73rd picks.