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16 Matt Cassel QB

Buffalo Bills

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Bills' Rex Ryan not ready to 'throw out' EJ Manuel
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

New Bills coach Rex Ryan brought in veteran quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up on EJ Manuel

"And then EJ. Let's not just throw him out after two years. Aaron Rodgers never took a snap for three years. So let's see where Manuel's going to be," Ryan said, per the Buffalo News.

Ryan plans to have a quarterback competition during OTAs and training camp. 

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Bills HC Rex Ryan says QB competition to be open
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

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Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in three-way battle to start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor turned down more money in free agency to join the Bills, where he'll have the opportunity to compete for a starting job, NFL.com reports.

"There is going to be a competition," Taylor said. "No one is really ahead of the other guy right now. They're looking forward to us coming in and pushing each other to make this team better."

The Bills view Taylor as a zone-read possibility similar to the role 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel was supposed to fill. Head coach Rex Ryan actually indicated he tried to acquire Taylor during his previous job.

"I actually tried to trade for (Taylor) when I was with the Jets," Ryan told CJCL in Toronto. "If he's not the fastest quarterback in the league, he's certainly up there with them. He's got great run skills. I'm not gonna say he's Russell Wilson, but he's got a little of that in him, where he's able to run zone-reads and pull the ball down and be effective."

Taylor, Manuel and offseason acquisition Matt Cassel are set to compete for the team's starting quarterback job heading into the 2015 season.

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QB Matt Cassel: 'The foot feels great right now'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Bills quarterback Matt Cassel told the team's website he expects to participate fully when offseason practices begin. Playing for Minnesota last year, Cassel fractured bones in his foot Week 3, an injury that required surgery.

"The foot feels great right now,” Cassel said. “Everything has been going well with all my rehab up to this point and it was a severe foot injury at that point. I’m at about 22 weeks removed from the injury so I feel great. I’m doing exercises. I’ve been dropping back and throwing and everything else, and running so I feel good to go.”

Cassel will compete with EJ Manuel for the starting job.

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Bills, Vikings announce Matt Cassel deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Bills have acquired quarterback Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick from the Vikings in exchange for undisclosed draft picks, the team announced Tuesday.

Cassel passed his physical Tuesday, making the trade official. He was limited to just three games in 2014 due to a foot injury that required season-ending surgery. He's made 71 starts during his 10-year career but played in just 12 games with the Vikings over the last two seasons.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/7/14STL17-2517020
29/14/14NE19-3620214
39/21/14NO5-105300
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P28/20/15@ CLE8:00 pm
Bye: Week 1
Bye: Week 2
Bye: Week 3
Bye: Week 4
Bye: Week 5
Bye: Week 6
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Bye: Week 15
Bye: Week 16
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2005New England Patriots20241354.21837.6336211/13089.4
2006New England Patriots608562.5324.0010003/150070.8
2007New England Patriots607457.1385.4321010/01032.7
2008New England Patriots161551632763.436937.1676211147/21937689.4
2009Kansas City Chiefs151549327155.029245.9361161642/24337869.9
2010Kansas City Chiefs151545026258.231166.927527726/18240493.0
2011Kansas City Chiefs9926916059.517136.375210922/12021576.6
2012Kansas City Chiefs9827716158.117966.484661219/10124166.7
2013Minnesota Vikings9625415360.218077.117911916/8526581.6
2014Minnesota Vikings33714157.74255.9928346/395065.8
TOTAL90712369139759.0157276.64799670182/10051942980.1
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2005New England Patriots206122.09002
2006New England Patriots60242.05001
2007New England Patriots604123.015101
2008New England Patriots1615732703.7192023
2009Kansas City Chiefs1515501893.813006
2010Kansas City Chiefs1515331253.823015
2011Kansas City Chiefs9925994.011005
2012Kansas City Chiefs98271455.4211112
2013Minnesota Vikings9618573.213103
2014Minnesota Vikings339182.013001
TOTAL90712479313.8235259
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2005New England Patriots2000---00000
2006New England Patriots6000---00000
2007New England Patriots6000---00000
2008New England Patriots161500---00000
2009Kansas City Chiefs151500---00000
2010Kansas City Chiefs151500---00000
2011Kansas City Chiefs991-4-4.0-40000
2012Kansas City Chiefs9800---00000
2013Minnesota Vikings9600---00000
2014Minnesota Vikings3300---00000
TOTAL90711-4-4.0-40000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2005New England Patriots200.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots600.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots600.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots1622.000000.0000
2009Kansas City Chiefs1544.000000.0000
2010Kansas City Chiefs1500.000000.0000
2011Kansas City Chiefs900.000000.0000
2012Kansas City Chiefs911.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings911.000000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings300.000000.0000
TOTAL9088.000000.0000
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2005New England Patriots2000---0000000---
2006New England Patriots6000---0000000---
2007New England Patriots6000---0000000---
2008New England Patriots161575757.0010100057.0
2009Kansas City Chiefs15000---0000000---
2010Kansas City Chiefs15000---0000000---
2011Kansas City Chiefs9000---0000000---
2012Kansas City Chiefs9000---0000000---
2013Minnesota Vikings9000---0000000---
2014Minnesota Vikings3000---0000000---
TOTAL901575757.0010100057.0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2005New England Patriots220010010
2006New England Patriots611000000
2007New England Patriots610010010
2008New England Patriots1674020020
2009Kansas City Chiefs15143040040
2010Kansas City Chiefs1531000000
2011Kansas City Chiefs952000000
2012Kansas City Chiefs997010010
2013Minnesota Vikings931010010
2014Minnesota Vikings330020020
TOTAL90481901200120
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/228
Birthdate:
5/17/1982
Age:
32
Hometown:
Northridge, CA, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
11
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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