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Bills QB Matt Cassel On The Roster Bubble?

According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, veteran Bills QB Matt Cassel could be on the roster bubble this summer.

After watching the three OTA practices and three minicamp sessions that were open to the media, Rodak mentions that Cassel was the “clear loser” among the quarterbacks competing for the starting job.

“There wasn’t a practice open to reporters where Cassel stood out among his peers, while there were at least one or two sessions where he was just downright bad,” Rodak writes. “I went into OTAs thinking Cassel had the best chance to be the opening day starter, given his level of experience, but I now question if he will make the roster.”

Former first-round pick EJ Manuel has reportedly had a few good outings and the team also has Tyrod Taylor competing for playing time as well.

If Cassel continues to struggle, it would not come as a big surprise to see the Bills take the cap savings and move on with their younger options.

Cassel, 33, came over in a trade with the Vikings that sent a 2015 fifth-round pick and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Minnesota for the veteran quarterback and a 2015 sixth-round pick.

He is entering the final year of his two-year, $10 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $4.15 million for the 2015 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Cassel would free up $4.75 million in available cap space while creating no dead money.

Last year, Cassel appeared in three games for the Vikings and completed 57.7 percent of his passes for 425 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions.

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I’m a Bills fan since 1963. I have seen many ups and downs with my team. When we signed Cassel I was dumbfounded. He is a QB who barely played good throughout his medicre career. 9 games in the last 4 years has he played in. 33 years old is not a good age to recovery what he may have lost by not playing what he has. Injury prone, 3 surgeries to his knees and a broken foot last year. Doug blew on this one. Why grab a guy with such little needs?


I don’t hear much talk about that Simms kid. Is he still on the team?

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Matt Simms is on the team and competing for a job. However, it really looks like a competition between Cassel, Manuel and Tyrod Taylor.

There’s a chance that one of those three could get cut, which would open the door for Sims to be their No. 3. Another option is that Sims could be waived and added to their practice squad if no one claims him.

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Cassel sucks and Sims talent level is on par with Tebow… Manuel was a reach who should have sat and learned behind a vet. Taylor takes this job in the preseason easily. “Jumpball Joe” and the SB run was the reason he couldn’t get playing time in Bmore.

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