October 28, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) drops back to pass in the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Release Matt Cassel

The Kansas City Chiefs have finally granted mercy on quarterback Matt Cassel and released him from the team. After several failed attempts to trade the former New England Patriots and his hefty contract, Kansas City had no choice but to hand him his walking papers.

ESPN Boston’s Field Yates, who previously contributed to FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone, helped spread the news today:

With Cassel now available in free agency, the Minnesota Vikings are considered a team to closely watch.

Minnesota was interested in Cassel when the Chiefs were looking to trade him, so there is no reason to believe that he will not be on their radar now that he available on the open market.

Cassel would provide some solid competition for Christian Ponder.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.haines.7 Luke Haines

    As a chief fan it’s sad to say, “I’m happy to see you go.” So inconsistent, it seemed like anytime he would start to shin and look like he was worthy of being a #1 QB he’d throw a pick and more often then none it would be picks in bunches