Cassel was franchised by the Patriots which means he's either getting 14.5 million or he's getting traded for two first round draft picks.
I think they will sign him, personally I'd trade him and use the picks to help the team else where, and hope Brady isn't too ****ed up to play.
But sometimes you have to know when to let a guy go at the right time, and it seems like this might be it. Plus Cassel is a very good, young quarterback that showed promise this year and there has to be somebody interested in Brady right? I haven't looked into it at all, but I find it hard to believe a team with some cap room and in need of a qb won't take a stab at Brady.
Let's remember it wasn't too long ago an injury prone Drew Bledsoe was replaced by a young undrafted player from michigen.
Next couple of weeks / months are going to be interesting.
Got a Dozen great players out there ( Haynesworth, Peppers, Boldin, Cassel/Brady, R Lewis to name a few all for the taking )
Got Warner and Favre still undecided. I think Warner returns along with Boldin to Cardinals. I think they would be stupid to not try and keep the same team, Even Fitzgerald is willing to take a pay cut for Boldin to return.
Favre - Who knows.
Can have players like Gonzalez, Ocho Cinco, that want out and might just get there wishes for the right price.
Then players who might just be let go: Tomilson, Collins * at worst a good backup * , Leftwich * He might be a starter this year somewhere again unless Pitts decides to keep him *.
This is always my favorite time of year. Fun to see what your team does and what other teams do.
There's a lot to happen between here and the mini-camps so we'll just have to wait and see. A lot going on right now as well, players getting cut, players in the process of getting big free-agency deals.
Little bit of news, the Giants franchised Brandon Jacobs, pretty much conceding that they are going to lose Ward.
The Bills' Marshawn Lynch was arrested in SoCal on gun charges. After he and his two passengers were confronted by police, they found a loaded firearm in his car. Released on $35,000 bail. Authorities would not comment on why he was confronted in the first place.