Bills to acquire Cassel from Vikings

Orchard Park, NY ( – The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday
that they have a deal in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the
Minnesota Vikings.

However, there appears to be confusion on the exact terms of the trade.

The Bills said they will acquire the 32-year-old veteran and an undisclosed
draft pick in exchange for two undisclosed draft choices. Minnesota, on the
other hand, said it is dealing Cassel for an undisclosed draft pick.

Regardless of the terms, the trade cannot become official until the new
league year begins at 4 p.m. ET next Tuesday.

The news comes a day after the Bills reportedly agreed to a trade with the
Philadelphia Eagles for former NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy.

Cassel started the Vikings’ first three games this past season before breaking
several bones in his left foot against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 21. He
was placed on injured reserve three days later.

The USC product has completed 59 percent of his passes for 15,727 yards with
96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions during his 10-year career. He has started
71 games for New England, Kansas City and Minnesota since 2008.