Matt Cassel finished last year as Minnesota's starting quarterback. He could begin 2014 that way as well. Cassel, who earlier in the offseason opted out of his contract with the Vikings, has decided to re-sign with the team.
For the third straight year, wide receiver Jerome Simpson is set to hit free agency. The Vikings signed him the last two years. Simpson wouldn't mind a third as he sees himself as a deep threat in Norv Turner's scheme.