With the Kansas City Chiefs bringing in quarterback Alex Smith due to a trade with the San Francisco 49ers, Matt Cassel has become expendable with the Arizona Cardinals showing interest in signing the veteran once available according to ESPN's Adam Schefther via Twitter as of Feb. 27:
Look for Matt Cassel to be one of the quarterbacks on the Cardinals' radar. Cassel also will receive interest from other teams.
Back in 2009, the Chiefs acquired Cassel from the New England Patriots after the USC product played well filling in for the injured Tom Brady. Cassel signed a six-year deal with Kansas City worth $63 million and never lived up to the lucrative deal after leading the Chiefs into the NFL playoffs in 2010 winning the AFC West division title.
In the past two seasons with the Chiefs, Cassel has been unable to play more than nine games due to injury and benching in favor of backup Brady Quinn.
With Smith soon to be in the fold, once the trade with the 49ers officially goes through on March 12, Cassel will likely be released by the Chiefs and free to sign with another team. The Cardinals appear to be interested in bringing in Cassel either to compete with starter Kevin Kolb or replace the veteran.
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