Matt Cassel says Tom Brady's ball preparation not unusual

Published May. 27, 2015 10:27 p.m. ET

Matt Cassel and Tom Brady are very familiar with each other as Cassel was a teammate of Brady's for three years while he was with the New England Patriots. 

Now Cassel is battling to become the starting quarterback for the Bills this offseason. After Wednesday's OTA session he was asked to talk about Deflategate.

"I'm not going to get into that." Cassel said, via Mike Rodack of “Obviously that was a league decision and it’s something that the league came down with a ruling and we’re going to go out there and play against whoever’s going to be out there on the field.” 

Cassel was then asked about Brady's role in preparing game balls and responded by saying, "I think it’s the same everywhere. I think we all have a say in what balls we want and all that stuff and that’s about the extent that I’ll go into that." 

Cassel managed to leave the interview without causing a stir around the league and can now focus on winning the quarterback competition in Buffalo. 

(h/t Pro Football Talk and