BREAKING: Lions sign veteran QB Matt Cassel

According to multiple reports, the Detroit Lions are signing QB Matt Cassel.

Contract details were not disclosed.

The 35-year old quarterback was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh-round of the 2005 draft.

The USC product is best known for his 2008 season after Tom Brady went down in New England, the team still compiled an 11-win season. That propelled him to landing a lucrative deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009.

He did have a Pro-Bowl season in 2010 before being released in March of 2013. Since, he has played with the Minnesota Vikings (2013-14), Buffalo Bills (2015), Dallas Cowboys (2015) and most recently the Tennessee Titans (2016-17).

In his 13-year career, he has amassed 81 starts, 17,449-yards, 104 touchdown passes and a passer rating of 78.8– only starting a total of two games over the past two seasons.

GM Bob Quinn has always emphasized wanting competition at every position. At the very least, Cassel can mentor/push third-year quarterback Jake Rudock and can bring a veteran presence behind franchise QB, Matthew Stafford.

It’s entirely plausible that Cassel doesn’t make the final 53-man roster.

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