Matt Cassel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cowboys add QB Matt Cassel in trade with Bills

    CBS Sports "The Cowboys, who could be without Tony Romo for two months, have traded for Matt Cassel, according to several reports. Cassel was traded from the Vikings to the Bills in the offseason and has been Tyrod Taylor's backup through the first two weeks of the season. He will reprise that role behind..." September 22

  • Bills re-sign Matt Cassel to back up Tyrod Taylor "Matt Cassel is back with the Buffalo Bills. The team announced Tuesday that Cassel has re-signed with the Bills, three days after the veteran quarterback was released. Contract terms were not disclosed, but it can be assumed Cassel took a pay cut to return to Orchard Park. Cassel will be..." September 08

  • Keep an eye on Cassel to the Texans

    Pro Football Talk "Often, an effort to connect obvious dots makes no sense. Sometimes, it makes perfect sense. As the Texans deal with the season-ending injury to quarterback Tom Savage and as former Bills quarterback Matt Cassel deals with the fact that he needs a job, the Texans make plenty of sense from a..." September 06

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Texans have no interest in Matt Cassel.

  • Should Patriots sign Cassel if he's released by Bills?

    CSN New England "If Tom Brady's suspension is upheld Jimmy Garoppolo will be the New England Patriots' starting quarterback. If old friend Matt Cassel is cut by the Buffalo Bills, should they bring him in to back up the second-year quarterback? "Sure, why not? It's better than Ryan Lindley," said Andy Hart of..." September 03

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    Vic Carucci @viccarucci

    Expectation of multiple #NFL personnel people is the #Bills will cut Matt Cassel & keep EJ Manuel, who has strong support from Doug Whaley.

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    Sal Capaccio @SalSports

    Source: Bills having internal debate on whether or not to cut QB Matt Cassel.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With QB Tyrod Taylor starting for #Bills in Week 1, expect that either Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel will not be on Buffalo’s roster by then.

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    #Bills HC Rex Ryan: We'll probably start Matt Cassel against the Panthers for the first preseason game.

  • Cassel pushes slightly ahead in starting quarterback race

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills’ quarterback competition might be close, but it isn’t necessarily too close to call. After four training-camp practices, Matt Cassel seems to have done just enough to edge his way ahead of EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor. Not far ahead, mind you, but enough to say that if this..." August 05

  • Matt Cassel on the roster bubble for the Buffalo Bills

    This Given Sunday "The Buffalo Bills are entering a new era of football in the 2015 season, and are expected to make a push towards the playoffs. Rex Ryan was brought in as the new head coach to replace Doug Marrone, and both LeSean McCoy and Percy Harvin were signed to bolster the offense as well. Buffalo’s only..." July 17

  • Bills giving Tyrod Taylor every opportunity to beat out Cassel, Manuel

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a perception that the quarterback competition in Buffalo is a two-man race between Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor is getting every opportunity to win the job. Taylor, who spent the last four years as Joe Flacco’s backup in Baltimore before signing with Buffalo this year, says..." June 20

  • Bills' Matt Cassel not dishing on Deflategate

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Cassel spent three years as Tom Brady's backup and one season as the New England Patriots' starter, potentially giving him inside knowledge of how Brady prepares his footballs for a game. Speaking to reporters for the first time since the NFL suspended Brady four..." May 28

  • Matt Cassel says the Bills have all the pieces of the puzzle in place

    Pro Football Talk "Confidence continues to flow from Buffalo. Bills coach Rex Ryan says he expects to win now, and Bills receiver Robert Woods says the team’s expectations are Super Bowl-high. Now quarterback Matt Cassel is talking up the talent he’s seeing first-hand at the Bills’ offseason workouts. “We’ve..." April 14

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    Vic Carucci @viccarucci

    The #Bills are looking to extend the 1-year, $4.75-million contract of QB Matt Cassel to make it cap friendlier.

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

    Buffalo Rumblings "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..." March 09

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    Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

    Matt Cassel had made more than $70 million in his NFL career.

  • Matt Cassel traded to Bills

    SB Nation "Matt Cassel is now a member of the Buffalo Bills after he was traded from the Minnesota Vikings. The Buffalo Bills acquired quarterback Matt Cassel via trade on Wednesday from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for two undisclosed draft selections, the team announced. Cassel, 32, played two..." March 04

  • Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel out for the season

    USA Today "It appears it'll be the Teddy Bridgewater show the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings. The team put quarterback Matt Cassel on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday because of the bones he broke in his left foot during last weekend's loss at New Orleans. That means Bridgewater –..." September 24

  • Vikings' Cassel won't be looking over shoulder

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If Matt Cassel was feeling the heat from first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater during the preseason, he didn’t let it show. The veteran quarterback played with poise throughout training camp and the preseason, commanding the huddle and minimizing mistakes while convincing the Vikings that the..." September 04

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Vikings players were informed this morning that Matt Cassel will be the starting QB in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater

  • Cassel confident in remaining Vikings' No. 1 QB

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are times when you want to spin Matt Cassel around and check for the pull string that would explain why he sounds more like a 6-4 Ken Doll than a competitive athlete who has seized control of the Vikings quarterback competition heading into Week 2 of the preseason. “You know how it is at..." August 13

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Zimmer admits that Matt Cassel is his No. 1 guy going into training camp.

  • Ponder: Matt Cassel is Vikings' starting QB "The Vikings have vowed not to forget about Christian Ponder, but the 2011 first-round pick realizes he's the odd man out in Minnesota's quarterback room. Ponder hasn't been getting as many reps as incumbent starter Matt Cassel and No. 32 overall pick Teddy Bridgewater during offseason..." June 15

  • Matt Cassel enters training camp as the Vikings' starter

    ESPN "With two veteran quarterbacks on the roster, Minnesota Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater said Thursday he'd be accepting of a backup role to start the season. Bridgewater might have been the most impressive quarterback on the field during the team's organized team activity Thursday. He only..." June 06

  • Cassel agrees to two-year deal with Vikings

    CBS Sports "New Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this week that he'd love to have Matt Cassel in Minnesota if Matt Cassel wanted to be in Minnesota. Apparently, that's exactly what Cassel wants. The 31-year-old quarterback has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings, CBS Sports NFL..." March 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Fully expect Matt Cassel to hit the open market March 11. He's still been talking to MIN but nothing close. I anticipate he lands in Houston

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Rick Spielman says on KFAN that the #Vikings will meet with Matt Cassel's agent today. Still want to bring him back.

  • Vikings expected Cassel to opt out, have been in talks with QB

    Fox Sports "Matt Cassel played his hand, betting on himself in free agency. The Minnesota Vikings are holding their cards, for now. General manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer said they weren't surprised Cassel exercised the player option and voided the final year of his two-year contract with..." February 10

  • Matt Cassel officially opts out, will become free agent

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Matt Cassel had until Friday to decide if he'd exercise the option for the second year of his contract with the Vikings. Darren Wolfson, 1500 ESPN contributor, first reported Wednesday that Cassel intended to void the second year. Now, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, citing a league..." February 07

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Cassel could wind up returning to the #Vikings, but he's got enough leverage to make more than $3.7 million. Would be silly not to test it.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Vikings QB Matt Cassel will void his contract for 2014 and become a free agent, per source. Was to make $3.7M, had until Friday to do it

  • Cassel is Vikings' first order of business

    ESPN "ow that Super Bowl XLVIII is over and the Seattle Seahawks are basking in one of the most lopsided victories in the game's history, the rest of the NFL is preparing to chase a Super Bowl with warmer weather and fewer Roman numerals. Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Glendale, Ariz., next..." February 03

  • Pushing Freeman as Vikings QB too early hurt Frazier

    USA Today "Leslie Frazier did everything he could to sell players on his gamble, despite signs Josh Freeman wasn't ready to play less than two weeks after signing with the Minnesota Vikings in October. "You could tell Josh did not know the offense," said one of several Vikings players who spoke to USA..." January 01

  • Vikings' Frazier sticking with Matt Cassel

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Matt Cassel will start in the season finale against the Lions on Sunday with Christian Ponder on the sidelines. Josh Freeman is expected to be inactive for the ninth time in 12 games with the Vikings this season. “[Freeman] picked up things well and..." December 23

  • Cassel brings balance to Vikings' passing game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adrian Peterson practiced Wednesday and is on schedule to start Sunday at Cincinnati. Don’t worry, that’s still a good thing. Yes, the Vikings threw for 382 yards and reached their highest point total (48) since Week 16 of the 1998 season without Peterson against the Eagles on Sunday. But no,..." December 19

  • Vikings to start Matt Cassel at QB, but RB is a mystery

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "One Matt will start. Another Matt could join him in the backfield. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier could no longer ignore that Matt Cassel has been statistically the best of his three quarterbacks this season. So Frazier said Wednesday that Cassel will start Sunday's game against Philadelphia at..." December 12

  • Matt Cassel will be Vikings starting QB vs. Ravens

    CBS Sports "Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will make his third start of the season when Minnesota plays in Baltimore on Sunday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Officially, coach Leslie Frazier said it's 'likely' that Cassel will start against the Ravens. Cassel would start over Christian Ponder,..." December 05

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    Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

    Vikings HC Leslie Frazier says if QB Christian Ponder (concussion) doesn't play, Matt Cassel will "probably" start. Ponder evaluated today.

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    Access Vikings @AccessVikings

    More than likely Cassel will start at QB, Frazier says; Ponder hasn't cleared concussion tests.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Vikings QB Christian Ponder who fractured his rib has been cleared to play but Matt Cassel is Minnesota’s likely starter vs. Carolina.

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    chipscoggins @chipscoggins

    Frazier said cassel or ponder will start Sunday

  • Frazier: "Our quarterback is Christian Ponder"

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "It was unknown whether sitting quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) would improve a stymied passing attack but backup quarterback Matt Cassel's command was one of many reasons the Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers' late-game comeback to hold on for the 34-27 win on Sunday in..." September 30

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Matt Cassel will officially start; Frazier says Ponder has a fractured rib. MBT will be backup.

  • Tom Brady reveals Matt Cassel might start for Vikings in Week 4

    CBS Sports "Thanks to Bill Belichick's Draconian media policy you'll never hear a New England Patriots break news about the New England Patriots but breaking news about another team? That's a different story. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday Patriots quarterback Tom Brady turned into CBS..." September 26

  • Vikings hope Ponder can do more in practice, Cassel does most work

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team hopes Christian Ponder is able to do more work in practice Thursday after being limited on Wednesday because of his rib injury. Frazier said Ponder experienced "some soreness" on Wednesday which prevented him from doing as much work as the team had..." September 26

  • Report: Ponder on short leash for Vikings; could Cassel get nod? "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder turned the ball over four times in a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions. Despite a playoff appearance last season Ponder can't afford many more games like that if he wants to keep his job. Ponder is on a "much shorter leach" than anyone realizes" Fox..." September 15

  • QB injuries — old and recent — lead Matt Cassel’s path in the NFL.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Suppose Bernard Pollard had missed Tom Brady’s left knee on that sunny September day five years ago. Suppose those Hall of Fame-bound ligaments hadn’t been snapped leaving the league’s flagship franchise in the hands of a 26-year-old kid who never had even started a game in college let alone the..." August 11

  • Cassel ready to help, challenge Ponder

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings’ quarterback situation could be interesting this season with the club having a solid backup in Matt Cassel. If Christian Ponder doesn’t produce the fans will be clamoring for a change as they always do. It’s not like last season when the backup was Joe Webb who is now playing wide..." July 26

  • Cassel's arrival gives Ponder competition, Vikings insurance

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Coach Leslie Frazier introduced a new drill at the Vikings’ voluntary workouts last week. It’s called two-huddle and used primarily at the college level. In the drill, the first- and second-team offenses line up near midfield. The two units run plays toward opposite end zones, one immediately..." June 11