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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 place RB Peterson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Monday and promoted rookie RB Caleb King from the practice squad.

Vikings' Peterson tears ACL; Ponder has possible concussion

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
An MRI has revealed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team's Week 16 game against the Redskins.

Vikings lose Peterson, Ponder, but beat Redskins

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Vikings survived injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder on back-to-back plays Saturday but beat the Redskins 33-26.

Peterson, Ponder leave the game

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson left Saturday's game with an apparent left knee injury and QB Christian Ponder left with a concussion.

Vikings-Redskins prediction

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm offers his prediction for the Week 16 Vikings-Redskins game.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Saturday's Vikings-Redskins game in D.C.

Vikings TE Kleinsasser to retire at season's end

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of the season.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 10:06 a.m. ET
Is Adrian Peterson finally ready to contribute? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

They Said It: Vikings Week 16 edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here are some select quotes from the Vikings' three coordinators prior to Week 16's game against the Saints.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings prepare to play the Redskins in Washington on Saturday.

Vikings' secondary needs revision

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Vikings' cornerbacks might not look a lot different in 2012, but the safeties could see some new faces.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings prepare to play the Redskins in Washington on Saturday.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Here is a key matchup in Saturday's Vikings-Redskins matchup in Washington.

Vikings rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings are at the point where they are evaluating their young talent for next season, and the results have been fairly mixed at best.

Sixty-second rant: Vikings must bolster offense while Peterson's in prime

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
It's going to be a big enough chore to remake the Vikings' aging defense, but capitilizing on Adrian Peterson's prime is of prime importance.

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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