NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported late Thursday night that Cassel's contract is for two years, but it voids after next season. Cassel is guaranteed $3.7 million in the first year with $500,000 in incentives, according to a source who has seen the deal.
Cassel, who turns 31 in May, has a 29-33 career record as a starter with 82 touchdown passes, 57 interceptions and a passer rating of 80.4. Cassel spent the past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, who recently replaced him as their starter by trading for Alex Smith. Cassel was released earlier Thursday.
Food for thought.
UPDATE: The Vikings announced Friday they have signed Cassel. His new contract is a two-year deal that voids after one year, a source who has seen the agreement told Rapoport. It includes $3.7 million guaranteed in one year with $500,000 in incentives.