Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel traded by Vikings to Buffalo Bills

Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel traded by Vikings to Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 29, 2013. The Vikings traded Cassel to the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. (Hannah Foslien / Getty Images)

Matt Cassel spent most of last season on the Minnesota Vikings’ injured reserve list, but the Buffalo Bills still see value in the former USC quarterback.

The Bills announced Wednesday that they traded two undisclosed draft picks to the Vikings for Cassel.

Cassel started nine games in two seasons for the Vikings. He passed for 14 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

Cassel never started a game at USC, but the New England Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. He started 15 games in 2008 after Tom Brady was sidelined because of an injury.

Cassel signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in 2009 and he started for four seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2010.

For his NFL career he has passed for 96 touchdowns with 70 interceptions.

Former USC receiver Robert Woods and cornerback Nickell Robey play for the Bills.

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