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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 meet with Gov. Dayton

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton came away from a meeting with the Vikings Wednesday saying that he supports the site and plan favored by team owner Zygi Wilf.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Seven game against the Vikings.   

Vikings rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:03 a.m. ET
Four rookies saw action for the Vikings in Sunday night's loss to the Bears. Here's how they performed.

NFL VP says lack of stadium plan could endanger Vikings

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
A top NFL executive worries there won't be a financing plan in place to build a new stadium when the Metrodome's lease expires later this year.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Defense exposed Sunday night

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
A week after praising the defense for its early-season start, the Vikings' "D" was exposed by the Bears Sunday night.

Report: Ponder to start for Vikings

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder will be the starting quarterback, replacing Donovan McNabb, according to reports.

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.

Vikings Sullivan, Sanford and Loadholt dealing with injuries

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford and C John Sullivan suffered concussions in the 39-10 loss Sunday night against the Bears. ORT Phil Loadholt also left the game with an inflamed knee.

Vikings stock report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Taking a look at the positives and negatives from the Vikings blowout loss to the Bears on Sunday night.

Vikings players of the week: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
It was an ugly game for the Vikings Sunday, but here are the few bright spots from the blowout loss to the Bears.

Readers: Eagles most disappointing team of 2011

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Andy Reid's Eagles were the overwhelming choice in a PFW poll question asking, "Which team has been the most disappointing so far?"

Vikings must shift to rebuilding mode now

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings broke down on almost all fronts Sunday night in Chicago, raising questions about the structure of the team and how it should be run going forward.

Hester, Bears run right past Vikings

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
Devin Hester had a 48-yard touchdown catch and scored on a  98-yard kickoff returnas the Bears routed the Minnesota Vikings 39-10 on Sunday night.

If this is the end, McNabb had a good run

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 1 a.m. ET
It looks like Donovan McNabb's run as an NFL starter has ended, but that shouldn't detract from his career accomplishments, writes Christian West.

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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