Matt Cassel: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on QB’s Status with Bills

September 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Buffalo Bills officially named Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback this week after a battle throughout training camp, and it leaves the status of veteran backup Matt Cassel in limbo.
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Personnel Around NFL Reportedly Expect Bills to Cut Cassel Wednesday, Sept. 2 Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports sources around the league believe Buffalo will release Cassel in favor of EJ Manuel, who's retained the support of general manager Doug Whaley. Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 notes there's an "internal debate" about whether to let Cassel go, however.
If it comes down to a financial decision, the 33-year-old USC product will likely be gone. Cutting him would free up over $4 million in additional cap space, according to Spotrac. His cap hit for 2015 also is the third highest among backup quarterbacks, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
The question is whether the Bills coaching staff would feel completely comfortable with Taylor and Man...

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