Buffalo Bills release quarterback Matt Cassel

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Saturday September 5th, 2015

The Buffalo Bills have released quarterback Matt Cassel, the team announced Saturday. 

The Bills traded a fifth and seventh-round pick for Cassel and a sixth-round pick from the Vikings in March.

Cassel was competing with Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel for Buffalo's starting quarterback job during training camp and preseason. The Bills named Taylor the starter last week. 

Cassel was drafted in the seventh round by the Patriots in 2005. He joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, and spent the last two seasons with Minnesota.

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Cassel played in three games last year, posting a 65.8 passer rating. 

In 90 career games, Cassel has completed 59% of his passes for 96 touchdowns and 79 interceptions. His career passer rating is 80.1.

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