Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Bills will swap their first 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 six-round selection and send a 2016 seventh-round pick to Minnesota for QB Matt Cassel.
The Buffalo Bills have announced that they’ve acquired veteran QB Matt Cassel from the Vikings for two undisclosed draft choices.
- This trade won’t be official until 4 pm EST on Tuesday of next week.
- Ben Goessling reports that the Vikings will receiver low-round draft picks in return for Cassel.
Buffalo was clearly in the market for another quarterback to pair with former first-round pick E.J. Manuel.
The Vikings needed to make a decision regarding Cassel’s $500,000 roster bonus that was due on March 16.
Cassel, 32, signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Vikings in March of last year. He stands to make a base salary of $4.15 million for the upcoming season and carries a cap figure of $4.75 million.
Cassel began the 2014 season as the team’s starting quarterback, but unfortunately suffered a foot injury that led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve.