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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 make practice squad moves

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed OG Butch Lewis to their practice squad and made room by releasing WR Owen Spencer.

Vikings players of the week: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week from the Vikings' 42-20 loss to the Saints.

Vikings stock report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Here is a look at three players whose stock went up in the 42-20 loss to the Saints, and three whose stock went down.

Frazier remains safe, but how safe?

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The general consensus is that Leslie Frazier will be back as Vikings head coach in 2012, but the confidence in him is not high now.

Brees throws for five TDs in Saints win

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Saints to their sixth win in a row, 42-20 over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Saints prediction

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
The Vikings have been competitive in losses to the Broncos and Lions, two playoff contenders, but the Saints will be too much.

Report: Vikings agree to extension with C Sullivan

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to a five-year extension with C John Sullivan. The deal is worth as much as $25 million, with $10 million guaranteed.

Vikings-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Saints game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Saints game in Minnesota.

Why Vikings' Webb hasn't played more

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
There are a few reasons why Joe Webb, who shined in Week 14, has not had a bigger impact on the Vikings prior to that.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
With 25 targets in two games, is Devin Aromashodu worth starting? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

They Said It: Vikings Week 15 edition

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Here are some select quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, defensive coordinator Fred Pagac and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Vikings-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings prepare to host the Saints in a Week 15 tilt in Minnesota.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Here are five questions we posed about the Vikings to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero, who is the senior editor of 1500ESPN.com in Minneapolis.

Vikings-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Saints-Vikings game.

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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