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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 disappointed in lack of urgency regarding new stadium

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
With the news Wednesday that Minnesota legislators were not interested in convening for a special session to discuss plans for a new stadium for the Vikings, the momentum that had been moving toward some kind of deal now has been ...

Vikings, GOP chief tussle over stadium vote timing

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
A Vikings executive warned Wednesday that delaying until next year a state legislature vote on financing for a new stadium coulld have serious consquences.

Vikings 60-second rant: Following the blueprint for victory

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings were finally able to execute their winning formula on Sunday, following Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen to victory.

Vikings rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' rookies performed in the Week Eight win over the Panthers.

Vikings stock report: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
LB Erin Henderson is rising and DT Kevin Williams is falling in the Vikings' Week Eight stock report.

Vikings' defense makes enough plays in win

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin all played big roles in the Vikings' 24-21 win over the Panthers in Charlotte, but so did DE Jared Allen and the defense.

Shorts and Shells: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.

Vikings players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Which Vikings' players stepped up in their 24-21 victory over the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday?

Peterson, Vikings hold off Panthers

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left in the game to lift the Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Vikings-Panthers prediction

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 1:54 a.m. ET
Which first-round quarterback will lead his team to victory Sunday?

They Said It: week of Oct. 23

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall, adressing the media before Sunday's game against the Giants, on his Twitter page: "To: Media When we win Sunday please don't say the Giants didn't take us serious."

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings fantasy report: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Is Michael Jenkins worth starting? Can Visanthe Shiancoe become fantasy relevant again? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Cook arrest latest in Vikings' secondary woes

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings are in real trouble in the defensive backfield, and Chris Cook's arrest has made matters far worse.

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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