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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 fantasy report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Is Michael Jenkins worth starting? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Sullivan leading Vikings' offensive line

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 4:08 a.m. ET
There are not too many pretty aspects about the Vikings' offense, but C John Sullivan is having his best season to date.

Packers' Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has the most Pro Bowl votes of any player in the NFL. Patriots QB Tom Brady is second with and Lions WR Calvin Johnson is third.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings place CB Winfield on I.R., sign CB Sapp

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed CB Antoine Winfield on I.R. after breaking his clavicle Monday, and signed CB Benny Sapp to take his roster spot.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed during Monday's loss to the Packers.

Vikings 60-second rant: Rebuilding starts now

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
At 2-7, the Vikings must begin the rebuilding process and look forward to the future.

The First Fifteen: Week 11

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the Week 11 contests of note, including Falcons-Titans, Bengals-Ravens, Eagles-Giants and plenty more.

Vikings Players of the Week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Here are the top performers from the Vikings' 45-7 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three stocks going down after the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings CB Winfield breaks clavicle

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield suffered a broken clavicle in Monday night's loss to the Packers and is expected to miss the rest of the season, head coach Leslie Frazier said.

Packers rookie Cobb thrives under bright lights

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 3:52 a.m. ET
With his 80-yard punt-return TD against the Vikings, WR Randall Cobb became the first rookie in Packers history to return both a punt and a kickoff for TDs in the same season.

Rodgers throws four TDs; Packers beat Vikings

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:08 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for four scores, and the Packers' defense contained Adrian Peterson and the Vikings in a 45-7 victory on Monday night.

Vikings launch new stadium ad campaign

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings are rolling out an ad campaign that makes the case for a new stadium with footage of heroes like Bud Grant and the promise of jobs and economic development.

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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