November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) gestures at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Afternoon Chiefs and NFL Rumors


Jason La Canfora says the Chiefs are receiving trade interest from several teams – including the Minnesota Vikings – for Matt Cassel’s services. He also notes the Chiefs have interest in former Missouri Tiger Chase Daniel to come backup Alex Smith at quarterback. The Chiefs are still in the running for Sean Smith as well. (CBS Sports)

Doug Stewart tweeted a quote from Adam Teicher that Cassel will likely have to have his contract restructured before he can be traded. (Adam Teicher via Doug Stewart)

Potential free agent offensive lineman interest Phil Loadholt is being targeted by the Chicago Bears. (Chicago Tribune)

The San Francisco 49ers are making a push for Ed Reed. (Musket Fire) Mike Florio confirms this. Reading between the lines it looks like it is all but done unless Baltimore comes back with a big offer. (Pro Football Talk)

Arizona may view Rashard Mendenhall as a Reggie Bush backup plan. The Chiefs may be looking for a backup to Jamaal Charles. (FanSided) Arizona also has interest in former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams. (Pro Football Central)

Detroit appears to be the leader for Reggie Bush if Arizona cannot get him to sign. (FanSided)

Another tweet from Pro Football Central says Ryan Fitzpatrick is open to restructuring his contract with Buffalo. If he does, this will increase Cassel’s value in a trade.

San Diego has released tight end Randy McMichael (Tweet)

Back on the corner front, Brent Grimes is talking with Atlanta and Carolina. (Tweet)

The Browns are in on Jared Cook. (Pro Football Central and Marc Sessler) There is further speculation that if the Browns land Cook and Kruger they will draft Dee Milliner with the sixth overall pick.

Albert Breer has a report that Chris Canty is in Baltimore for a visit. He has an offer with the Chiefs. (Albert Breer tweet)

It has been a really busy day for Pro Football Central (@PFCentral) as they have a list of teams who have contacted the Giants about Victor Cruz. (Pro Football Central)

Tony Gonzalez is officially coming back. He’ll stay with the Falcons. (Jay Glazer)

This is an exciting time of year in the NFL but keep this in mind as we continue: Signings will bust.

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