ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday morning that they have signed QB Matt Cassel, after releasing him last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cassel will rejoin the Bills after being released by the team on Saturday. The Bills originally acquired Cassel on in March through a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
Head coach Rex Ryan said, “They [Taylor, Cassel, Manuel] push each other, yet they are there for each other, they watch tape together. It is really a unique deal because sometimes when you get competition, especially three guys going, sometimes it is not always like that. But here it is kind of a unique deal and you know what we said, as we mentioned day one we like all three and we kept all three.”
In a media release, the Bills described Cassel as a 10-year veteran, who has played in 90 career games, starting 71, while completing 1,397-of-2,369 pass attempts for 15,727 yards, 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions. Cassel, 6-4, 228-pounds, from USC, 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.
The Bills also announced that the team has released TE Nick O’Leary.