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Matt Cassel | QB | Buffalo Bills
Posted: 9/2/2015 10:02am et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel could be cut by the team, as they are internally discussing the option.
Huddle Up: Rex Ryan is all in on Tyrod Taylor, and the club is only a couple years removed from investing a first-round pick in EJ Manuel so he's not going anywhere, either. The veteran Cassel could catch on as a clipboard holder/insurance policy elsewhere, and the Bills may give him that opportunity sooner rather than later.

Posted: 8/20/2015 7:52pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel will be in uniform but is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: Fellow offseason acquisition Tyrod Taylor gets the start tonight after Cassel started the Bills' exhibition opener and completed 7-of-8 passes for 45 yards. 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel will play in the second half, and might be in line to start the team's third preseason contest if Buffalo follows its rotation.

Posted: 8/10/2015 11:59pm et
Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are all listed as the starting quarterback on the team's depth chart. Cassel, however, will start in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the well-traveled Cassel is getting the first starting nod, but that only means he has the first chance to lose ground in this tight battle that's expected to last most of the preseason.

Posted: 8/9/2015 1:39pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is expected to be the starting quarterback for the team's first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Friday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: The veteran acquired in a trade with the Vikings, was penciled in atop the Bills' depth chart following OTAs and none of the other three contenders has been able to unseat him -- so far. The quarterbacks' play in the first few preseason games, though, will likely be more of an accurate barometer.

Posted: 7/31/2015 4:01pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel opened training camp Friday, July 31, as the first-team quarterback.
Huddle Up: The well-traveled veteran remains the front-runner to start in Buffalo, but 2013 first-rounder EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor, who's made an impression this offseason, will get ample August opportunities to show their wares as well. In the end, it may not matter too much for standard--league fantasy purposes, but it should be an intriguing battle to watch, nonetheless.

Posted: 6/21/2015 4:22pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel could be on the roster bubble if he struggles during training camp. The team would save $4.15 million in salary cap space if he is released.
Huddle Up: It's beginning to look and sound like a winner-take-all QB race in Buffalo as there also has been speculation that former first-round pick EJ Manuel will be released or traded if he doesn't win the job. Stay tuned ...

Posted: 6/3/2015 3:13pm et
Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel both worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, June 3.
Huddle Up: due respect to Tyrod Taylor, this is your quarterback competition in Buffalo. Enjoy.

Posted: 4/14/2015 11:56pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel believes the talent in Buffalo exceeds that of the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs squad he was a part of. "We've got all the pieces to the puzzle here to be a successful football team," he said. "Our offense has the best skill players in all the league in my opinion."
Huddle Up: LeSean McCoy. Sammy Watkins. Percy Harvin. Charles Clay. Cassel does have a case, but he left unsaid that it's going to take strong and solid play from the QB position -- something the Bills haven't had in many a season -- to make it all work.

Posted: 3/5/2015 1:42am et
The Buffalo Bills acquired QB Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 4. The Bills swapped their 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Minnesota will also receive a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.
Huddle Up: Cassel moves to the top of the Buffalo depth chart, the Vikings upgrade a Day 3 pick this year and get an extra one for next year, and Minnesota now needs to find another insurance policy for Teddy Bridgewater.

Posted: 9/24/2014 10:27am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season.
Huddle Up: It was only a matter of time until Teddy Bridgewater took over, and Cassel's season-ending injury expedited the process.

Posted: 9/15/2014 10:48am et
Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."
Huddle Up: Cassel wasn't the only issue for the Vikings in the Week 2 loss, but if they are to be without Adrian Peterson for any length of time it would likely expedite the rebuilding process--in which case no reason for Teddy Bridgewater not to get some on the job experience.