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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

Jury gets fatal accident case of ex-Viking's wife

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser and recessed without a verdict.

Report: Vikings release RB King

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut RB Caleb King, who was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested Saturday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Discussions for Vikings stadium without roof being discussed

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
There is a proposal being discussed among some Republican legislators in Minnesota for an open-air stadium to reduce the cost of a new stadium for the Vikings.

Vikings' new OL transformation shouldn't be difficult

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings are comfortable moving Charlie Johnson to left guard after drafting OLT Matt Kalil in Round One.

Vikings strike again, land starting safety Smith

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Rick Spielman landed two starters in Day One of the NFL draft, adding S Harrison Smith to a troubled secondary.

Vikings trade, then opt for positional value

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
The stories will say that the Vikings selected their left tackle of the present and future in Matt Kalil, but that’s only part of the story.

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Minn. GOP lawmakers want game-tied stadium taxes

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
A handful of Minnesota lawmakers said Monday that the state's portion of the cost of a new Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans.

Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium votes near

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:40 a.m. ET
Three Vikings players joined in a lobbying effort at Minnesota's Capitol, urging legislators to approve funds for a new stadium.

Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
In his wife's trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser testified that she told him she had hit a construction cone, not a person.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

The First Fifteen: Draft insights

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
We take a look at key story lines leading up to the first round of the draft, including the top QBs, the Alabama starting five and the likely biggest bust position.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Minnesota Senate revives hope for Vikings stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
After Roger Goodell met with Minnesota politicians Friday, a state Senate committee passed a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

Goodell talks with Minnesota governor about stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota lawmakers on Friday to discuss the stadium issue.

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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