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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-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
Can Christian Ponder improve on his mistakes from the first matchup and lead the Vikings to victory?

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 10 showdown vs. the Vikings at Lambeau Field Monday evening.  

Injury report for Vikings-Packers MNF game

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 10 Monday-night game, Minnesota at Green Bay, showing the status of each injured player.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 10 game Monday night against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.   

Five questions with Packers reporter Rob Reischel

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
In this week's "Five Questions," Rob Reischel, who covers the Packers for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, talks about the Packers' secondary struggles, offensive line and Clay Matthews.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Monday night's Vikings-Packers game at Lambeau Field.

Vikings fantasy report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson is being involved in the passing game and QB Christian Ponder has a nice matchup, plus other Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings' young DBs could come to forefront

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 2:10 a.m. ET
With CB Chris Cook facing legal issues and ineffectiveness plaguing the secondary, the Vikings could look to some of their younger defensive backs to play more.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 10 game Monday night against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.   

Vikings sign DB Jones to practice squad

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed DB Reggie Jones to the practice squad to fill the hole left when Domonique Jones was signed to the Redskins' 53-man roster.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Monday night's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 10 game Monday night against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.   

Vikings CB Cook remains on active roster, will not participate in team activities

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook will remain on the 53-man roster but will not participate in football activities as he awaits trial on felony strangulation charges.

Vikings must assess potential lineup changes

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Expect some lineup changes when the Vikings return from bye.

Vikings stadium drive at Minn. Capitol gains steam

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The push for Vikings stadium funding at the Minnesota Capitol was regaining momentum Thursday, less than 24 hours after it appeared to fall apart for the year.

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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