Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA;Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat Minnesota Vikings 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Houston Texans expected to sign Matt Cassel


NFL free agency is almost upon us and there are plenty of teams that will look to the pool of unemployed NFL talent to help improve their team ahead of the draft this year. Some teams may even dramatically alter their draft strategies because of who they land in free agency and one such team may be the Houston Texans.

While they’re expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick this May, CBSSports insider Jason La Canfora has some news on who may be the bridge between the Matt Schaub years and the whoever-is-next years.

Now, signing Cassel won’t convince the Texans that they shouldn’t take a quarterback in the draft and it may not even deter them from taking on with the first pick. But having a veteran like Cassel to bridge the gap is a wildly smart idea and the Texans would be wise to make it happen.

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  • bk

    Ok, so I’m not a Texans fan, but, I have to say I think they are off their rockers… Is Cassell better than Schaub? No. All this talk of them drafting a QB #1 overall is crazy..
    Just not a franchise QB this year… maybe one worth a reach in Rd 2-3… Give Schaub another go, give him a better OL and add another receiver/TE… Trade down in Rd one but not too far, enough to get Matthews… use 2nd rd pick on either Sefarin -Jenkins or a nice Wr like the kid from Vandy… then look for a QB project in rd 3 Garrapalo, Mettenbergr, etc….
    But really… Cassell? C’mon if he can’t win the outright job in Minn why do you think he can do any better in Texas?

    • calen

      Absolutely agree. As a Chiefs fan i can attest that this guy doesn’t belong in the league. He fooled us once. Houston, don’t be fooled again!

      • Dario Orona

        Nuff said. Thanks for the reminder. Hope Mr Bob McNair is listening.