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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 rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
More than 20 percent of the Vikings' roster is composed of rookies, and yet the class has yet to make a major contribution.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder must learn from mistakes

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder's toughness isn't the question. His accuracy and decision-making are.

Vikings-Saints matchup: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Saints game in Minnesota.

The First Fifteen: Week 15

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week 15 — including Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady — which couldn't possibly be as crazy as Week 14, could it?

Webb shows he has place on field

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's performance in the loss to Lions proved one thing: The Vikings need to find a way to utilize his athleticism more.

Vikings promote Arceneaux; Burton to I.R.

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Vikings made a roster move at receiver, placing seventh-rounder Steven Burton on injured reserve and replacing him with Emmanuel Arceneaux.

Vikings stock report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three going down following the Vikings 34-28 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Vikings players of the week: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defnesive and special-teams players of the week in the 34-28 loss to the Lions.

Vikings fall just short in comeback vs. Lions

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Vikings backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled deep in Detroit territory in the final seconds, and the Lions escaped with a 34-28 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The shorthanded Vikings figure to be swimming upstream against the Lions, despite their personnel deletions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Can Percy Harvin have another big game?

Vikings must find more toys for Ponder

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings have needs all over, but it's clear that rookie QB Christian Ponder needs more weapons next season.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Does Toby Gerhart have any more fantasy value? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings' Herrera receives Ed Block award

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Vikings OG Anthony Herrera has been selected as the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award recipient by his teammates.


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.