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In the realm of not-so-breaking news the Kansas City Chiefs have released quarterback Matt Cassel.
The acquisition of Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers had already made Cassel's departure a foregone conclusion. It was just a matter of when. The answer appears to now be the day after the team introduced Smith to the KC media.
There were high hopes for Cassel once the Chiefs acquired him from New England following his lone year as the starter there (when Tom Brady lost a season to injury). Pretty much from Day One he failed to live up to the expectations that wee set when he threw
His lack of production, recent injury issues, and salary (he had $17 million left over the next two years of his deal) would have made him a candidate to be cut. I haven't heard if they tried to get him to take a salary cut and remain as the back-up, but even that became a moot point when the Chiefs stole Drew Bres's back-up, Chase Daniels, from the Saints (three-years, $6.85 million).
It would be surprising if Cassel is not somewhere competing for a job once camp starts. Hi time in New England proved he can play. His one good season in KC (2010-11) proved that it wasn't just the talent around him in New England, but that he had something to do with it.
At 30-years old he is on the outside looking in, but I could see either Jacksonville, Arizona, or the Jets bringing him in for a shot.
[Proof that the fans in KC are not going to miss Cassel at all.]
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to trade quarterback Matt Cassel. If they can’t move him, they’ll be forced to cut him.
Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel, I’m told. No surprise. Interested parties? Look at Vikings, Cardinals, Bucs. Otherwise he’ll be cut
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
I wouldn’t expect...
It was reported yesterday that free agent quarterback Matt Cassel ended up signing with the Vikings, but they weren’t the only team interested.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Cassel also had the choice to sign with the Buccaneers, but instead opted for Minnesota.
My guess is that Cassel believes he has a better chance at beating out Christian Ponder for a starting...
Matt Cassel is no longer a starting quarterback in the NFL. Since his departure from the Kansas City Chiefs, Cassel has landed with the Minnesota Vikings. Christian Ponder is the Vikings' starter. That much has been made clear to Cassel.
Cassel was once celebrated as a diamond in the rough. When Tom Brady went down with a knee injury and Cassel replaced him, Cassel...
The Chiefs have cut ties with quarterback Matt Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last season and then watched Kansas City trade for Alex Smith to be his replacement.
The move Thursday came less than 24 hours after Smith was introduced at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cassel was the first major acquisition by the Chiefs under previous general manager Scott Pioli, and he was...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Matt Cassel burst on to the NFL scene in 2008 with the New England Patriots, surprising everyone while replacing injured starting quarterback Tom Brady.
Now, after being a free agent for the first time in his eight-year NFL career, Cassel is content with accepting another job as a backup.
Cassel, who reportedly had a deal in place with the Minnesota Vikings just...
Cassel is lying.
He knew, that by going to the Vikings, this would be his best chance to start again the NFL. Cassel is playing it smart, the best way to stab a guy in the back, is when he isn’t expecting it, so Cassel is saying all the right things to make it appear he is no threat to Ponder.
“The fact of the matter is … Christian is the starting quarterback, and I think that...
With head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith ready to team as newcomers to Kansas City, the Chiefs mercifully released wrongly embattled signal caller Matt Cassel on Thursday. The 30-year-old Cassel, a 2010 Pro Bowl selection who the New England Patriots took out of the University of Southern California in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft, struggled badly and only...
Everyone laughed at their trade demands, so they didn’t have any choice but to release him.
Breaking: #Chiefs release QB Matt Cassel.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) March 14, 2013
Kansas City waived former starting quarterback Matt Cassel on
Thursday morning, the team announced.
Two of the Minnesota Vikings' biggest priorities this offseason were to bolster a thin receiver corps and get a quality veteran to backup quarterback Christian Ponder.
One down, one to go.
The Vikings agreed to terms with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it...
After being released earlier today, quarterback Matt Cassel has signed on with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.Fantasy Spin:The inconsistent Christian Ponder has already been named the Vikings starting quarterback going into his third professional season. Cassel won't challenge the starting job but does provide the Vikings with a capable backup...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. To many outside observers, it appeared Alex Smith was somewhat OK with his benching last fall in San Francisco.
In fact, teammates lauded Smith for his unselfishness and his team-first attitude after he was replaced by Colin Kaepernick.
Well, the truth is, Smith may have been unselfish and a great teammate at the time, but he was anything but OK with the benching...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs already have made plenty of bold moves this offseason.
They made another one on Thursday.
The Chiefs agreed to terms with cornerback Sean Smith on a three-year deal, helping to shore up their secondary opposite cornerback Brandon Flowers. The move also gave the Chiefs the type of lockdown defender they needed to deal with a bevy of...