Lions Signing QB Matt Cassel

Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Lions are signing QB Matt Cassel to a contract on Wednesday.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Cassel to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.

Cassel, 35, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2005. He spent four years in New England before he was traded to the Chiefs after he was franchised.

Cassel lasted another four years in Kansas City before bouncing around as a backup for the Vikings and Cowboys. The Titans signed him to a two-year contract worth $5.25 million back in March of last year and he was set to make a base salary of $1.75 million for the 2018 season when Tennessee cut him loose this offseason.

In 2017, Cassel appeared in two games for the Titans and threw for 162 yards while completing 59.5 percent of his passes to go along with one touchdown and two interceptions.