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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 CB Sapp cited for fifth-degree assault

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
Vikings CB Benny Sapp was cited for misdemeanor assault on Friday, following an altercation at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. He was not arrested.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings and Bears get set to close their regular seasons off Sunday in Minnesota.

How many Vikings have played last game for team?

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The list of potential future ex-Vikings this offseason is long and distinguished.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 17

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Is Toby Gerhart worth starting in Week 17? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings They Said It: Week 17 edition

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Here are some select quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, defensive coordinator Fred Pagac and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
With Adrian Peterson sidelined after tearing his ACL in Week 16, the Vikings will be relying on Percy Harvin, a speedy receiver and explosive playmaker, as much as ever.

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
We posed five burning questions as the 3-12 Vikings head into their final game before an offseason full of questions.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup to consider for Sunday's Vikings-Bears game in Minnesota.

Vikings rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
The win over the Redskins featured some standout rookie moments, including TE Kyle Rudolph's third-quarter touchdown reception and S Mistral Raymond's fourth-quarter interception.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
Jared Allen will need a big day vs. the Bears to match or break Michael Strahan's NFL record for most sacks in a single season.

Vikings 60-second rant: Webb should get another crack

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Vikings need to sit Christian Ponder for his own good and go with Joe Webb in Week 17 against the Bears.

Vikings stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:44 a.m. ET
Here are three players up and three down from the Vikings' 33-26 Week 16 win over the Redskins.

Vikings players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:41 a.m. ET
Here are the players of the week in the Vikings' 33-26 win over the Redskins in Washington.

Shorts and Shells: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Ranking the danger factor of the teams that have yet to qualify for the postseason; Jerome Simpson's and Richard Seymour's heroics; plus plenty more.

Vikes hopeful Peterson is ready for Week One

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings hope Adrian Peterson is ready for Week One, but that is far from guaranteed at this point.


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.