The Minnesota Vikings traded veteran quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills for two undisclosed draft choices

By SI Wire
March 04, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings traded veteran quarterback Matt Cassel to Buffalo, the Bills announced Wednesday.

Buffalo will send two undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota in the trade.

The deal comes a day after the Bills traded linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles for three-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy.

Cassel is expected to compete with EJ Manuel for the starting job after last year’s starter, Kyle Orton, retired at the end of the season.

Cassel spent the last two seasons with the Vikings. Last year, Cassel started three games before breaking his foot in a Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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In two seasons in Minnesota, Cassel started nine games, going 4-5.

In 10 NFL seasons, Cassel has a 33-38 career record, completing 59 percent of his passes for 15,727 yards with 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Vikings.

Cassel, 32, is scheduled to make $4.15 million in base salary next season, the final year of a two-year, $10.5 million deal he signed with the Vikings.

The Bills, now coached by former Jets head coach Rex Ryan, finished last season 9-7 and second in the AFC East.

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