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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

They Said It: Week of Nov. 20

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh on how his team stacks up against Thursday's opponent, the undefeated Packers, quoted on packers.com: "By all means, do I think our team is at their level, to be able to play against them ...

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings stock report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Here's who rising and sliding following the Vikings' 27-21 loss to the Raiders.

Vikings-Broncos moved to 1 p.m. kickoff

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Week 13 game between the Vikings and Broncos in Minnesota has been moved to a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX on Sunday, Dec. 4. It was initially scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. CT start on ...

Vikings' Peterson has high ankle sprain

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
An MRI has revealed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. His status for Sunday's game at the Falcons is unknown.

Ponder must hold up with Peterson out

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
With Adrian Peterson hobbled by a high ankle sprain, QB Christian Ponder will have to stand tall in his absence.

NFL moves Lions at Saints into prime time

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced that a matchup of NFC playoff contenders has been flexed into the "Sunday Night Football" prime-time spot in Week 13.

Vikings players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Here are the best players on offense, defense and special teams from the Vikings in their 27-21 loss to the Raiders.

Vikings lose Peterson, fall to Raiders

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Carson Palmer threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and the Raiders capitalized on mistakes by Minnesota in a 27-21 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings RB Peterson carted off with ankle injury

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was carted off the field of the team's Week 11 game against the Raiders with a left ankle injury.

Vikings-Raiders prediction

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 2:50 a.m. ET
Can the Vikings pull the upset against the Raiders at home?

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Five questions with Raiders correspondent Michael Wagaman

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
We talked with PFW Raiders correspondent Michael Wagaman to discuss Carson Palmer, the offensive line and more in anticipation of Sunday's Raiders-Vikings game.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders 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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