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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

Assault trial opens for Vikings CB Cook

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
A jealous Chris Cook squeezed his girlfriend's throat until she couldn't breathe, a prosecutor said Wednesday during opening statements in Cook's domestic assault trial.

Vikings, state reach deal on new stadium

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Vikings, the city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota announced on Thursday their plans for a new stadium, to be built on the current site of the Metrodome.

Report: Former Dolphins DE Mixon arrested

Posted Feb. 27, 2012 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
Former DE Kenny Mixon was arrested on one count of domestic violence, WSVN-Ch. 7 in Miami is reporting.

Vikings open door for dealing No. 3

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Vikings will listen closely to offers for the third pick in the NFL draft.

Frazier: Vikings need to 'revamp' secondary

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that Christian Ponder and Joe Webb are his quarterbacks and admitted that the secondary needs work.

GOP plan cuts taxpayer share for Vikings stadium

Posted Feb. 23, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
A group of state lawmakers proposed a new Vikings stadium plan that would drastically reduce the size of the taxpayer contribution.

Report: 'Tentative' deal for Vikings to play at TCF Stadium

Posted Feb. 21, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
The Vikings played at TCF Stadium in 2010 against the Bears, and they could reportedly return there soon.

Report: Vikings near stadium deal

Posted Feb. 18, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Vikings, the state of Minnesota and the city of Minneapolis have reached a tentative agreement on a new, $975 million stadium, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting.

Vikings' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the offseason upon us, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Vikings.

Dayton: Don't put off Vikings stadium vote

Posted Feb. 15, 2012 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says his administration and lawmakers "may be getting close to a site, a deal and a bill" for a new Vikings football stadium.

Vikings promote Paton to assistant GM

Posted Feb. 11, 2012 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Saturday the promotion of George Paton to assistant general manager.

Vikings say new Ramsey stadium plan unworkable

Posted Feb. 10, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
A Vikings spokesman said Friday that team owners don't like a new proposal to fund a $1 billion stadium in the Twin Cities suburbs using ticket fees and other game-related charges.

Plan calls for new Vikings stadium next to Metrodome

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 12:50 a.m. ET
Another site is being proposed for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, just east of where the Metrodome now stands on what is currently a parking lot.

Birk named NFL Man of the Year

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
Ravens C Matt Birk was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday evening.

Former Vikings TE Senser back in court for hit-and-run incident

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
Former Vikings TE Joe Senser and his wife, Amy, are back on trial in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the couple for a hit-and-run incident.


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.