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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

Gerhart needs to show he's real deal

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Time may be running out for RB Toby Gerhart to show he can fill in for Adrian Peterson without the Vikings having a huge drop-off, according to NFC Whispers.

Vikings claim QB Rosenfels

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Vikings claimed QB Sage Rosenfels off waivers, the team announced Friday.

Peterson won't play Sunday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday against the Broncos, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos game.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Is Toby Gerhart worth the start this week? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings had to end McNabb tenure

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
It had been apparent for some time that Donovan McNabb wasn't a good fit with the Vikings, so the team decided to cut the cord now rather than waiting until season's end.

Vikings release McNabb

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
After less than a season in Minnesota, Donovan McNabb's tenure with the Vikings is over.

Vikings avoid blackout

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Vikings have avoided a television blackout for Week 13 by selling 3,000 tickets this week for their upcoming game against the Broncos.

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos game.

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos game.

Vikings rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' key rookies performed in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Falcons.

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Three areas needing improvement

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Here are the three positions that the Vikings need to focus on most when rebuilding their team this offseason.

Vikings shuffle roster with nine moves

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed five players Tuesday and placed four on injured reserve, including starting S Husain Abdullah and LS Cullen Loeffler.

Senator: Vikings should talk Minneapolis stadium

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Despite the Vikings' interest in building a new stadium in the suburb of Arden Hills, Minneappolis should still be considered an option, according to an influential Minnesota state senator.

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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