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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

Vikings RB Peterson not willing to pay $1 million to change uniform number

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
A Twitter storm erupted over an alleged $1 million fee for Adrian Peterson to change his uniform number.

Report: Rams to interview Clinkscales, Paton for GM

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The Rams will interview Joey Clinkscales and George Paton for the team's vacant GM position, according to PFW correspondent Jim Thomas.

Vikings hint at needing RB insurance

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team might need to draft a running back as insurance for Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.

Vikings owner 'optimistic' about building on Metrodome site

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings might be playing at TCF Bank Stadium for three years, as owner Zygi Wilf has indicated a willingness to build on the Metrodome site.

Vikings get bad news in stadium push

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday the Vikings must build on the site of the Metrodome or state funding help for the project won't happen in 2012.

Frazier intends to lend hand on defense

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The hiring of Alan Williams as the Vikings' coordinator gives a pretty clear picture of the direction the team is heading.

Vikings name Williams defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Vikings named Alan Williams the team's defensive coordinator and Brendan Daly as defensive line coach, the team announced.

Vikings sign two to futures contracts

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET

Gov. Dayton: Vikings stadium vote jeopardized

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a legislative vote on a Vikings stadium package is jeopardized by lingering concerns about sites and how to pay for it.

Vikings denied opportunity to interview Bears coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
The Vikings are in the market for a new defensive coordinator, but that role won't be filled by Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke.

Report: Vikings strip Pagac of coordinator duties

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 1:24 a.m. ET
The Vikings have demoted defensive coordinator Fred Pagac after one season in the role, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Vikings' Peterson eyes Week One return

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 1:34 a.m. ET
In a public appearance this week, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he plans to be healthy and ready to go in Week One.

Jaguars hire Mularkey as head coach

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
The Jaguars have hired Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey as their new head coach, the team confirmed Tuesday night.

Vikings: New stadium would have $67M in hidden costs

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
According to an AP report, the Vikings say that building a new stadium on the current Metrodome site would come with hidden costs of $67 million.

The First Fifteen: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the best two days of football of the NFL season — the top four seeds are back in action — plus all the other developing stories around the league this week.


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.