Nov 1, 2012; San Diego CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) reacts during the game against the San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs, Matt Cassel Situation Expected To Be Settled Today

The Kansas City Chiefs have two new signal callers on their roster in former San Francisco 49ers QB and former New Orleans Saints backup Chase Daniel, which means incumbent (starter?) Matt Cassel is on his way out.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star confirmed last night that the Chiefs are trying to trade Cassel. Now Ian Raporport of is picking up the story (though with no mention of Teicher, at least that I’ve seen) and is shedding some more light on the situation.’s Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are actively trying to trade the quarterback, according to sources informed of the team’s plans.

Mr. RapSheet listed the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as interested parties, but if the Chiefs can’t swing a deal, the team will release Cassel, who started 47 games over the past four seasons in Kansas City.

None of this comes as a surprise. The writing was on the wall as soon as Andy Reid swapped a pair of draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith. On Tuesday the team added Chase Daniel as Smith’s backup, leaving Cassel floating in the wilderness.

Rapoport said on NFL Network that he expects a decision on Cassel to be made one way or the other, today. He keeps mentioning the Vikings and Cardinals as interested parties.

Do you think the Chiefs will be able to swing a deal for Cassel or will they be forced to release him?

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