Bills officially acquire QB Cassel from Vikings in trade

Orchard Park, NY – The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has officially acquired QB Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft choice from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for undisclosed draft choices.

Cassel comes to Buffalo after spending the past two seasons in Minnesota, playing in 12 games for the Vikings while completing 194-of-325 pass attempts for 2,232 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The 10-year veteran has played in 90 games in his career, starting 71, while completing 1,397-of-2,369 pass attempts for 15,727 yards, 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions.

The 6-4, 228-pound USC product entered the NFL in 2005 as a seventh round pick of the New England Patriots. Cassel spent four years with the Patriots before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. Cassel was in Kansas City until he joined the Vikings in 2013.

A former seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2005, Cassel's career took off when he stepped in as the starter for the Patriots in the wake of a season-ending injury to Tom Brady in Week 1 of the 2008 season.

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