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Vikes, Bucs, Cards could be after Cassel

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Now that the Chiefs have traded for quarterback Alex Smith and signed quarterback Chase Daniel, they’ll need to dump Matt Cassel.

But there’s no rush, as long as the Chiefs are willing to carry his $7.5 million base salary on the books.  His contract contains no immediate trigger that would force the Chiefs to pay him a chunk of money or guarantee a large piece of his pay.

The teams to watch as this plays out, we’re told, are the Vikings, Buccaneers, and Cardinals.

The Vikings are hampered by the absence of wideouts, and the Cardinals by the absence of, you know, blockers.  The Bucs are the most interested in finding a quality backup, because they have concerns about starter Josh Freeman, which means Cassel has a better chance of playing.

If the Chiefs can conjure a mini-market for Cassel they actually could try to trade him for a low-round pick.

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15 Responses to “Vikes, Bucs, Cards could be after Cassel”
  1. boobschannel says: Mar 12, 2013 6:11 PM

    like a 7th, from seattle?

  2. dwoofer says: Mar 12, 2013 6:12 PM

    Time for Andy Reid to bamboozle the Cardinals yet again?

  3. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:13 PM

    hey florio is there somewhere here at pft where we can see updated team by team cap space!?

  4. rexryansdirtysock says: Mar 12, 2013 6:16 PM

    He would make a lot of sense for the Patriots if they ship out Mallett as is being rumored.

  5. guruvious says: Mar 12, 2013 6:19 PM

    What about Buffalo?

  6. broncobrewer says: Mar 12, 2013 6:21 PM

    I don’t get it. He had one good year with the Pats, in which he showed that it was the system not Brady. Now everyone wants him.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:25 PM

    I think he’d make a fine backup QB for any team, or a below average starter in MN.

  8. slickster35 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:32 PM

    Please, anyone (fool) take this guy!

  9. cpo187 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:33 PM

    Ponder has shown he “might” be able to lead a team.
    Cassel has shown he “can’t” lead a team.

    I would rather have Ponder and a little bit of hope.

  10. coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:35 PM

    For the last time….he’s going back to New England. McDaniel’s offense is the only one he plays well in, and the Pats will need a cheap backup if they’re going to shop Mallett.

  11. purpleguy says: Mar 12, 2013 7:06 PM

    You’d think he’d want to go to the Vikes as Ponder’s backup given Ponder’s inconsistency last year. By next summer they’ll have plenty of WRs.

  12. TheWizard says: Mar 12, 2013 7:21 PM

    Only way Belichick moves Mallet is for a second rounder.
    Thus, no Cassel reunion in New England.

    And there was a lot more ailing the Chiefs than Cassel. That team had no will to win whatsoever.

  13. joetoronto says: Mar 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    To quote the late great Vince Lombardi, what the hell’s going on out here!?

  14. smallchangewillyfromphilly says: Mar 12, 2013 8:53 PM

    as a Vikes fan I would not mind seeing Cassel in purple but honestly would prefer Fitzpatrick from Buffalo now that they dumped him….he is a “cerebral” QB (Ivy League guy) and would would be mature and smart enough to work alongside Ponder and be a serviceable back up

  15. nananatman says: Mar 13, 2013 10:50 AM

    The only pick their going to get is a low hanging booger

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