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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cassel completed 17-of-25 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Rams.

Cassel connected with seven different receivers, throwing his touchdowns to wide receiver Greg Jennings and tight end Kyle Rudolph. Despite the solid play, it was Cordarrelle Patterson who was the spark, finishing with three carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. With Patterson and running back Adrian Peterson the focal points of the offense, Cassel is mostly responsible for managing the game and as long as he doesn't make too many mistakes (because he will make some), it should be enough to hold off rookie Teddy Bridgewater.

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Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that Cassel will start Week 1 over rookie Teddy Bridgewater, ESPN.com reports.

Word leaked shortly after Zimmer informed the team Monday morning that Cassel would hold onto his starting job. Zimmer made it official shortly thereafter. "At this stage and where we're at right now, that's the best thing to do," Zimmer said.

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Cassel has been named the Vikings' starting quarterback for Week 1, NFL.com reports.

Cassel has transitioned well into new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system during the preseason, averaging 9.4 yards per attempt while completing nearly 67 percent of his passes. The veteran was expected to edge out Teddy Bridgewater as the rookie first-rounder adjusts to running an NFL offense and coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Cassel's starting status to his team Monday. Cassel represents a very serviceable stand-in quarterback to bide time until Bridgewater is ready to become the starter. However, with Minnesota's opening three games against the Rams, Patriots, and Saints, Cassel could face a trial by fire versus three strong defenses.