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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-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Five Packers questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush asks PFW editor/publisher and Westwood One sideline commentator Hub Arkush five Packers-related questions.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Robison fined $20,000 for kicking Lang

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Brian Robison was told by the NFL on Wednesday that he has been fined $20,000 for kicking Packers OL T.J. Lang in the groin in Week Seven.

Vikings sign OG Lewis and WR Taylor to practice squad

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed OG Butch Lewis and WR Kerry Taylor to the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings CB Cook indefinitely suspended without pay

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Vikings have suspended CB Chris Cook indefinitely and without pay after he was charged with felony domestic assault Tuesday.

Vikings rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Week Seven saw the Vikings play seven rookies, the most who have played so far this season. Here's how they performed agains the Packers.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder brings much-needed energy

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
The biggest contribution Christian Ponder made to the Vikings' offense was energizing the guys around him.

Vikings release WR Berrian

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Vikings have released WR Bernard Berrian Tuesday, the team announced Tuesday.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

The First Fifteen: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.

Report: Vikings' Herrera has torn PCL

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Vikings ORG Anthony Herrera suffered a torn PCL against the Packers and could miss two weeks according to reports.

Vikings stock report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the risers and fallers following the Vikings' 33-27 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Minneapolis mayor pitches Twin Cities for new Vikings stadium

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak said Monday that a new stadium for the Vikings could be built in the Twin Cities cheaper than the one proposed for the suburb of Arden Hills.

Ponder's toughness, decisiveness stand out

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
There were plenty of negatives in Vikings QB Christian Ponder's first start against the Packers, but it would be myopic to ignore the positives from the loss.

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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