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Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel To Void His Contract


Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Matt Cassel intends to void his contract by Friday’s deadline, according to 1500 ESPN contributor Darren Wolfson.

The Vikings and Cassel have a mutual option in the contract.

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings won 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cassel leaving doesn’t mean that he can’t or won’t come back. There is always the option to re-sign him once he becomes a free agent.

When the Vikings signed Cassel to the two-year deal with a mutual option for the second year, it was seen as a move to secure a competent backup quarterback. But as the season progressed, Cassel proved to be the most consistent quarterback and became the starter.

Cassel could seek a contract that will pay him like a starting quarterback, rather than a backup. He was set to make $3.7 million for the 2014 season.