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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

Report: Vikings request to interview Tucker

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Vikings are interested in interviewing Mel Tucker for their defensive coordinator position, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Vikings LB Greenway selected to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Vikings LB Chad Greenway has been named to his first Pro Bowl after recording a personal-best 174 tackles in 2011, it was announced Monday.

Vikings', Redskins' staffs to coach Senior Bowl

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The staffs of the Vikings and Redskins will serve as the coaching staffs at the 2012 Senior Bowl.

Vikings part ways with D-line coach Dunbar

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Vikings have cut ties with defensive line coach Karl Dunbar. Dunbar spent six seasons with Minnesota.

Expect changes on Vikings' defensive staff

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
For months we have heard the whispers of poor communication on the Vikings' coaching staff, and changes now appear to be on the horizon.

Vikings rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
QB Christian Ponder's rookie season ended with a thud.

Vikings' Gerhart has torn MCL

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings now have their top two running backs facing knee surgery this offseason with the news that Toby Gerhart has a torn MCL.

Vikings promote Spielman to GM

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Vikings have elevated Rick Spielman's title from vice president of player personnel to general manager.

Vikings sign seven to future contracts

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed seven players to reserve/future contracts now that their season has ended.

Vikings players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 17-13 season-ending loss to the Bears at home.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Matt Flynn, Jared Allen and Dan Carpenter as its players of the week.

Shorts and Shells: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 5:18 a.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.

Bears snap losing skid, end season with win over Vikes

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Bears stopped their five-game losing streak with a 17-13 victory over the Minnesota Viking.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Here is senior editor Eric Edholm's prediction for Bears-Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings.


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.