Cassel was arguably the favorite to be the Bills' starting quarterback heading into training camp. He had a respectable preseason, but was beaten out by reportedly having the support of general manager Doug Whaley.for the job. 2013 first-round pick will remain on the squad as a backup, thanks in part to
The Bills will only eat $600,000 in dead money after Cassel's release, saving more than $4 million in cap space. The Vikings signed the veteran quarterback to a two-year, $10 million deal in 2014. Cassel was named the starter over broke his foot in Week 3 and was sent to injured reserve. In three starts in 2014, Cassel managed 425 passing yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions while the Vikings got off to a 1-2 start.for the Vikings last season, but he
Arguably the best season Cassel had as a professional was in 2008, when he led theto an 11-5 record while sat the year out with a knee injury he suffered in Week 1. The 2005 seventh-round draft pick completed a career-high 63.4 percent of his passes while throwing for 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The Patriots dealt Cassel to thethat offseason alongside linebacker for a second-round pick. Cassel only posted one winning season in Kansas City before he was cut loose after the 2012 campaign.
In 71 career starts, Cassel is 33-38 with 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions. He made the Pro Bowl in 2010.