Matt Cassel QB BUF 2 weeks ago

Coach Rex Ryan said on WGR Radio 550 on Friday that it will be an open competition between Cassel (foot) and the other Buffalo quarterbacks, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the new coach. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there. We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens. You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel. He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having (quarterbacks coach) David Lee here. I love the fact that he's a gym rat and he's smart. With our offense being multiple we'll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that."

The Bills also have Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel in the mix, plus they might bring in one more guy, but presumably the real competition will be between Cassel and EJ Manuel. While neither player is the next coming of Jim Kelly or anywhere close, this will possibly be the biggest tossup in the league this summer as far as starting quarterbacks go. Manuel has the bigger upside, but he hasn't proven much of anything in limited appearances yet, while the Bills could side with Cassel if they feel they have a strong enough team elsewhere (the defense should be one of the league's better units) and want to take the safer, veteran route.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 3 weeks ago

Cassel, who sustained fractured bones in his foot last season that required surgery and landed him on injured reserve after winning the starting quarterback job for the Vikings, expects to be fully ready when offseason practices begin, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the veteran, "The foot feels great right now. Everything has been going well with all my rehab up to this point and it was a severe foot injury at that point. I'm at about 22 weeks removed from the injury so I feel great. I'm doing exercises. I've been dropping back and throwing and everything else, and running so I feel good to go."

The Bills seem prepared to give Cassel a fair shot at competing with EJ Manuel for the starting gig, something he wouldn't have gotten behind Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota. For what it's worth, whoever wins the starting job will likely be leading a team that'll be leaning on a heavy run game and a strong defense to win.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 3 weeks ago

Cassel (foot) has passed his physical with Bills, which will make his trade trade from Vikings official, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Cassel is thus on track to compete with EJ Manuel for the Bills' starting QB gig, though given the team's recent trade for LeSean McCoy, look for a continued emphasis on the run in Buffalo in 2015.

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Cassel (foot) has been traded to the Bills from the Vikings. The teams have also exchanged undisclosed draft choices as part of the deal.

Well, if there's one team that's making headlines ahead of free agency it's the Bills, who made a big splash Tuesday with a trade for LeSean McCoy. The Bills lost out on Josh McCown, so apparently they'll go with Cassel (and maybe one other still undetermined guy) to create some competition with an unproven EJ Manuel in camp this season. Cassel, who missed most of last season with a broken foot after winning the starting job for the Vikings, heads to his fourth NFL team.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 1 month ago

Cassel is likely to return next season to the Vikings even though he's due $4.75 million in the final season of his two-year contract and coming back from a season-ending broken foot, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.There was some thought that the Vikings may cut or trade Cassel with Teddy Bridgewater becoming the clear No. 1 QB. It looks like Cassel will return as Bridgewater's backup in 2015 even with a large contract for a backup.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 6 months ago

Cassel (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, ESPN reports.

Cassel suffered several bone fractures in his foot during Sunday's game against the Saints and will now be out for the remainder of this season. As a result, rookie first-rounder Teddy Bridgewater will command the Vikings' offense for the foreseeable future.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 6 months ago

Coach Mike Zimmer indicated after Sunday's game against the Saints that Cassel has several fractured bones in his foot, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

While there is no timetable attached to Cassel's recovery just yet, he'll obviously miss a good chunk of time, which sets the stage for Teddy Bridgewater to assume the Vikings' QB duties in the coming weeks.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 6 months ago

Cassel (toe) has been ruled out for a return Sunday against the Saints, Charles Robinson of the Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Vikings will cast their lot with Teddy Bridgewater for the remainder of the contest. There hasn't been any word yet regarding the severity of Cassel's injury, which likely won't be known until after Sunday's game or during the upcoming week of practices.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 6 months ago

Cassel left Sunday's game against the Saints in the second quarter with a right toe injury and is questionable to return, NFL.com reports.

Cassel will be sent in for X-rays as the Vikings look to ascertain the severity of injury, along with whether he's capable of returning to action Sunday. In the meantime, rookie Teddy Bridgewater will step in at quarterback for his first taste of NFL action.

Matt Cassel QB BUF 7 months ago

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said after Sunday's loss to the Patriots that Cassel will start next week's game against the Saints, The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young reports.

Following a strong Week 1 performance, Cassel completed 19-of-36 passes for 202 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions. The Minnesota offense was a complete disaster after an excellent opening drive, but Cassel will start at least one more game. If he turns in another performance like Sunday's, the calls for Teddy Bridgewater will undoubtedly be loud.