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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 CB Cook still in jail Monday

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook remained in jail Monday after his court appearance was delayed. He has been in jail since early Saturday morning.

Lang still feeling Robison kick

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Vikings DE Brian Robison shouldn't expect a Christmas card this winter from OT T.J. Lang, but he may see a FedEx package from the league office in his mailbox instead.

Shorts and Shells: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:31 a.m. ET
We take a look at the Dolphins' horrible Week Seven performance, on and off the field; Brian Robison's ill-advised kick; the Chiefs' ugly awesomeness; and plenty more.

Vikings players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week from their 33-27 loss to the Packers Sunday.

Packers hold off Ponder, Vikings

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers kept Green Bay unbeaten with three touchdowns and 335 yards passing, holding off the plucky Ponder in the rookie's first start to defeat the Vikings 33-27 on Sunday.

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week Seven showdown vs. the Vikings at the Metrodome.  

Vikings-Packers prediction

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 3:48 a.m. ET
Christian West gives his prediction for Sunday's NFC North battle between the Packers and the Vikings.

Vikings CB Cook arrested, won't play Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook was arrested early Saturday morning on a pair of misdemeanor charges and is being held without bail, which may make him unavailable to play in Sunday's game vs. Green Bay.

Vikings-packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Packers-Vikings game.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Seven game this Sunday against the Vikings.   

Vikings reject proposal to take ownership of Metrodome

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The Vikings shot down a proposal by Minnesota legislators to be gifted the Metrodome, the team said in a statement Friday.

Vikings fantasy report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Does Christian Ponder have any fantasy value? Is Percy Harvin a good play? Will any receiver have fantasy value? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

They said it: Vikings Week Seven

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Notable quotes from Vikings coaches and players as they prepare for the Packers.

Ponder move gives Vikings lots to consider

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings' decision to bench Donovan McNabb and turn to rookie Christian Ponder was a tricky development, one with a lot of considerations.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Packers 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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