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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 RB Peterson returns to practice

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Thursday and took part in individual drills. He has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Lions will need to get their run game going against the Vikings' strong run defense in order to take pressure off of Matthew Stafford, writes Christian West.

They Said It: Week of Dec. 4

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Viking DE Jared Allen on how the team will cover Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Sunday's game, quoted on detnews.com: "Unless you have Optimus Prime on your team, you should double him."

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Can DEs Jared Allen and Brian Robison dominate like they did in Week Three?

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder's development encouraging

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
Despite three turnovers, rookie QB Christian Ponder took a huge leap forward, writes Christian West.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Can the Vikings secondary contain all-world WR Calvin Johnson?

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings' sellout streak in danger

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
The Vikings still have unsold seats for their final two home games this season, putting their 142-game sellout streak in jeopardy.

Vikings stock report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three going down following the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings' Frazier must take secondary action first

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Leslie Frazier was livid after his team's repeated blown coverages against the Broncos, and the Vikings' head coach must make some tough decisions.

Shorts and Shells: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:09 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers' great finish; Leslie Frazier's poor coaching move; the year of the breakout pass catcher; and plenty more from a busy Week 13.

Vikings players of the week: Week 13

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 8:36 p.m. ET
Here are the players of the game from the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Tebow, Broncos do it again in rallying past Vikings

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Tim Tebow passed for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter TDs to help the Broncos win their fifth straight game with a 35-32 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Broncos prediction

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Can the Vikings put a dent in Tim Tebow's playoff hopes?

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos 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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