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Bills re-sign Matt Cassel, release O'Leary

The Buffalo Bills signed Matt Cassel on Tuesday and released TE Nick O'Leary

The Buffalo Bills re-signed Matt Cassel after releasing the quarterback just a few days ago.

Buffalo had traded for Cassel in the offseason and the veteran quarterback was the favorite to win the starting job entering training camp. After losing the starting job to Tyrod Taylor, Cassel's cap hit of almost $5 million made him a possible cut casualty. Now, the quarterback not only finds himself back with Buffalo, but also as the team's backup quarterback behind Taylor. In the preseason, Cassel completed 13-of-15 passes for 83 yards. 

Rex Ryan said the following on re-signing Cassel:

"We said all along we like our three quarterbacks, which is obvious," said Ryan. "For your depth chart purposes Matt will be two, EJ [Manuel] will be three. As I have said from day one we like all three of the guys and we never want to lose anybody obviously."

Ryan also added that he liked the way the three quarterbacks worked together as a unit.

"What was important to me is the entire room. Those three guys, I mean they work in concert with each other that is important I think," Ryan said. "They 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."

It will be interesting to hear the terms of Cassel's deal with the Bills once it's been released.

To make room for Cassel on the 53-man roster, the Bills released rookie tight end Nick O'Leary.


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