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Minnesota Vikings


Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel - #16 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 05/17/1982
Birthplace Northridge, CA
College USC
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 7th round, 16th pick by Patriots

Senser gets 41 months in fatal Minn. hit-and-run

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The wife of former Viking Joe Senser was sentenced Monday to nearly 3½ years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man.

Vikings-Titans game time pushed back

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings-Titans game in Week Five has been moved from a noon CT kickoff to 3:25 p.m. CT to accommodate the Twin Cities Marathon.

McNabb wise to job hunt, but not to fool himself

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
I don’t blame Donovan McNabb for wanting to come back to the NFL, but he's no starting quarterback.

Vikings like Webb's QB potential behind Ponder

Posted June 23, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
While Christian Ponder will enter training camp as the Vikings' starting QB, the intriguing Joe Webb will continue to develop at the position.

Harvin a complex puzzle not easily solved

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Trying to figure out Percy Harvin or his motives is near-impossible, and the next two years the Vikings will try their best to hang on for the ride.

Back to work: Harvin returns to Vikings minicamp

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin was back on the field Thursday, laughing with teammates and participating fully in the last practice of minicamp.

Harvin skips Vikings practice

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
WR Percy Harvin skipped the Vikings' mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, and no one knows when he will be back.

Vikings WR Harvin requests trade

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade, as first reported by Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.

NFL suspends Vikings WR Simpson three games

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy.

Leber announces he's retiring

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Former Chargers, Vikings and Rams LB Ben Leber announced he is retiring on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday.

Vikings FB Felton apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton apologized for being arrested for DUI last weekend.

Reports: Vikings FB Felton arrested for DWI

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of driving while impaired. 

Vikings ink first-round S Smith

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed first-round S Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. It is a standard four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Vikings CB Allen retires

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen informed the team that he decided to retire, Leslie Frazier told reporters after the team’s OTA on Wednesday.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 15, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings announced the signing Friday, one day after agreeing to terms with the former Patriot and Chief to be the backup to starter Christian Ponder. Cassel was waived by Kansas City on Thursday with two years left on his contract.||||||| Cassel led the Patriots to an 11-5 record in place of the injured Tom Brady in 2008. He was traded to Kansas City in 2009, made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and struggled the past two seasons. He threw six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.
Posted March 14, 2013
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings and Cassel came to agreement on Thursday, the same day he was formally released by the Kansas City Chiefs with two years left on his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by Fox Sports, has not been announced.||||||| Cassel spent the last four years in Kansas City. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,796 yards with six touchdowns and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.
Posted March 14, 2013
The Chiefs have cut ties with Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last season and then watched Kansas City trade for Alex Smith to be his replacement.||||||| Cassel was the first major acquisition by the Chiefs under previous general manager Scott Pioli, and he was quickly given a six-year, $63 million contract. But after leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in 2010, Cassel struggled to live up to the same expectations.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012
Cassel is getting another start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Brady Quinn still has not been cleared to participate in a game following his concussion, so Cassel will be back under center when the Chiefs play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Posted Nov. 07, 2012
Cassel will start in Brady Quinn's place Monday against the Steelers. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before sustaining a concussion and then losing the job during the bye week.||||||| Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before sustaining a concussion and then losing the job during the bye week. Neither Caseel or Quinn is a serious fantasy option.

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