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Matt Cassel, cut by Chiefs, agrees to terms with the Vikings, according to report

Matt Cassel was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday morning and by Thursday afternoon he reportedly has a new home: Minnesota. The Vikings are expected to sign Cassel.

Peter Aiken

The Matt Cassel era is over in Kansas City. But it's just getting going in Minnesota. Per the always reliable Jay Glazer of, Cassel will join the Minnesota Vikings.

This isn't a major surprise. The Chiefs cut him on Thursday morning and for a few days rumors have linked him to the Vikings. So we thought this would happen. Another team who I thought might be interested: the Cardinals. Apparently, they weren't, at least not more than the Vikings.

Cassel will be joining a roster that already has a starting quarterback in Christian Ponder. Cassel is presumably being signed to push Ponder, who is entering his third season, and not compete with him. At least that's my guess. Update: Hey, my guess was wrong!

KC Chiefs fans are obviously sour on Cassel given how things turned out but relative to the other quarerbacks on the market ... Cassel is one of the top backup quarterbacks available. He has had some success and some experience, which most backup quarterbacks, like the Chiefs know with Chase Daniel, do not.

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