— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 8, 2015
The Buffalo Bills announced that they’ve re-signed veteran QB Matt Cassel on Tuesday.
- The Bills also waived TE Nick O’Leary to make room for Cassel.
The Bills wound up releasing Cassel as they got to 53 players this past weekend.
Bills HC Rex Ryan mentioned previously that he wanted to carry three quarterbacks this season, and Cassel was confident he’d be playing in Buffalo this season, so it appears as though their plan was to effective reduce his salary.
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 was entering the final year of his two-year, $10 million contract and would have made a base salary of $4.15 million for the 2015 season.
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.