Report: Vikings QB Matt Cassel intends to void his contract
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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.
That doesn't rule out his return to the Vikings, as Wolfson noted. The team could still re-sign Cassel when 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. Throughout the course of the season, 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, with a $3.15 million base salary.