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Cassel Wants to Be Back with the Pats in 2009

From: AP

Matt Cassel wants to return to the Patriots next season. The seven-year benchwarmer who finally slipped out of Tom Brady’s shadow is unsure what the future holds. He could command a rich contract as a free agent or New England could put the franchise tag on its fill-in quarterback, assuring him of a huge pay raise. “Nobody knows the future,” he said Wednesday.

“If anybody knew the future, I probably wouldn’t be here right now because a lot of people predicted that I wouldn’t be here after preseason. So the fact is nobody knows where I’m going to be next year. I could definitely be back here. So it’s something that we’ll have to wait and see.” The Patriots would be more likely to keep Cassel if they’re uncertain that Brady will be fully recovered from a season-ending knee injury in time for next season but if they make Cassel their franchise player, he’d be paid the average of the top five quarterback salaries in the league after making $525,000 this season.


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One Response to “Cassel Wants to Be Back with the Pats in 2009”

  1. CasselFan says:

    Matt Cassel just visited the guys at Five Four in Los Angeles and participated in their “Look Of The Week” as well as a quick Q&A. You can get more details about the visit by going to:

    http://www.fivefourclothing.com/post/January-Blog-Look_of_the_Week-2009/look_of_the_week-8

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