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Bills May Be Forced To Have a Tough Decision to Make with QB Matt Cassel

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Matt Cassel is by far the most experienced quarterback on the Bills’ roster and still very much has a chance to win what will remain an open competition entering training camp.

If he can clean up his accuracy and interception problems from OTAs and minicamp, the opportunity will be there for him to win the starting job, Mike Rodak of reports.

But Cassel was noticeably worse than Manuel and Taylor in the six practices open to reporters this spring. He was inaccurate, made poor decisions with the ball and was intercepted more than the other two quarterbacks.

Cassel is several years removed from his career-best 2010 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, and at this point in his career he simply might not be a capable NFL starting quarterback.

If his training camp and preseason performances show that to be true, the Bills have a financial decision to make with him. If they release Cassel before the start of the regular season, they would save $4.15 million, an amount the Bills could then carry over into 2016 to give them some much-needed cap relief.

Several NFL teams (including the Bills last season) are opting for only two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster and, at the moment, Manuel and Taylor appear to be the best options for that scenario.

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