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Bills Officially Trade For Vikings QB Matt Cassel

Update:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran QB Matt Cassel has passed his physical with the Bills, which makes the trade with the Vikings official.

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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.

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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.

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports mentioned last week that Cassel was a name to keep an eye on in regards to the Bills’ job after they missed out of Josh McCown.

Buffalo was clearly in the market for another quarterback to pair with former first-round pick E.J. Manuel.

Ian Rapoport mentions that the Bills wanted to find a veteran to play and mentor Manuel, but neither Kevin Kolb nor Kyle Orton worked out in the end.

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.