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Old 02-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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Default Re: Cassell traded to the Chiefs!!!!

Cassel sent to Chiefs

Matt Cassel, whom the New England Patriots named as their franchise player in early February, has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cassel has been informed of the trade, ESPN.com's John Clayton and ESPN's Michael Smith confirmed. An announcement could come as early as Saturday afternoon.

The Boston Globe reported on its Web site that official paperwork had been filed with the NFL. The story was first reported by NFL.com.

This would be the Chiefs' second acquisition of a major member of the Patriots' organization in as many days; the Chiefs traded for linebacker Mike Vrabel on Friday. It also was orchestrated by one as well -- Scott Pioli, the former Patriots vice president of player personnel who this year was hired as the Chiefs' general manager.

It appears Cassel is a part of the Vrabel trade. Sources told Smith that draft picks may also be involved in the deal.

On Feb. 5, Cassel had accepted the Patriots' non-exclusive franchise tender, guaranteeing the quarterback at least $14.65 million next season. Cassel faxed his acceptance to the Patriots, the NFL and the NFLPA, but the Patriots also needed to offer him a contract.

The franchise tag's value is the average of the top five salaries for NFL players at a particular position.

Cassel stepped in as the starter after Tom Brady suffered a devastating knee injury in the first game of the 2008 season. Cassel finished 327 of 516 for 3,693 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #22
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Default Re: Cassell traded to the Chiefs!!!!

ESPN.com is saying that there is speculation that Cassell is part of the Vrabel trade, not two seperate trades. May not matter, overall compensation would be the same if it is draft pick related. If it is for a player and it includes LJ, not sure what that would mean....
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #23
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Cassel trade means Patriots will be big players in draft

Matt Cassel has been traded to the Chiefs, part of the Mike Vrabel deal that broke yesterday.

The Patriots will have a bounty of draft picks in a talent pool that appears to be strong right where the team's picks lie.

The early word on the deal is that the Patriots will receive the Chiefs' second-round pick (No. 34) and 2010 considerations. The Patriots will pick 23rd in Round One. They also have San Diego's second-rounder and should get a late third-rounder in the form of a compensatory pick for losing CB Asante Samuel last year.

Counting their own second- and third-rounders, that means the Pats will have six of the first 100 picks or so. Early word on the draft is that the strength of this year's class lies in the 20-to-50 range. The Patriots will pick four times in that neighborhood.

Adding outside linebacker to the list of needs with Vrabel gone, the team likely will look at cornerback, receiver, offensive line and defensive line (with Vince Wilfork heading to free agency next year) with their early picks. Safety also stands as a need with James Sanders a free agent now and Rodney Harrison's situation unknown.

They should be able to bring in quite a nice haul, and you can bet they'll trade back at some point to pick up another '10 pick. They do that kind of thing almost every year, and it usually pays off.

It has been a surprisingly busy and productive weekend for the Patriots.
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Cassell & Vrabel...for a second round pick?

Is it me....or is something not quite adding up right here?

I'm still waiting for the OTHER shoe to drop on this one.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:36 PM   #24
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Cassell & Vrabel...for a second round pick?

Is it me....or is something not quite adding up right here?

I'm still waiting for the OTHER shoe to drop on this one.
the football brains are saying that the 3rd choice the chiefs had would cost too much for want they get and return and the 32 choice is much more affordable and can be just as abig as an impact
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Cassell & Vrabel...for a second round pick?

Is it me....or is something not quite adding up right here?

I'm still waiting for the OTHER shoe to drop on this one.
im not sure there is another shoe to drop...

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im not sure there is another shoe to drop...

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Perhaps your right....but that would make me wonder three things.

1) Wouldnt it have made more sense to try and trade to the LIons instead of the Chiefs...so that he would be in a different conference?

2) I understand not wanting to be stuck at the top of the 1st round...but why not trade for the Lions 2nd- 1st round pick and then trade down for a 2nd and 4th?

3) Did they give Scott Pioli a "Friends of Belichick"? discount....seems unlikely, since Bill would sell his Mothers walker for $5.00 and a girlie magazine......otherwise a 2nd rounder for a starting QB AND LB seems BEYOND reasonable.
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Perhaps your right....but that would make me wonder three things.

1) Wouldnt it have made more sense to try and trade to the LIons instead of the Chiefs...so that he would be in a different conference?

1) I understand not wanting to be stuck at the top of the 1st round...but why not trade for the Lions 2nd- 1st round pick and then trade down for a 2nd and 4th?

2) Did they give Scott Pioli a "Friends of Belichick"?....seems unlikely, since Bill would sell his Mothers walker for $5.00 and a girlie magazine.,,,but otherwise a 2nd rounder for a starting QB AND LB seems BEYOND reasonable.
Well, if the pats want to start making terrible decisions, im all for it, im not complaining
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Well, if the pats want to start making terrible decisions, im all for it, im not complaining


Your right......I'll shut up and enjoy it!!!
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One second rounder for both?

Looks like the Pats* got
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One second rounder for both?

Looks like the Pats* got
Yea...something still isnt adding up.
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