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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-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Players without much experience are going to have to step up for the Bears to have a chance to get a win they badly need.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Can the Vikings pull the upset or will the Bears get back on track?

Vikings' Loadholt juggles inconsistency, improvement

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
ORT Phil Loadholt turned in a dominant performance in Week Five, but inconsistency is still a worry.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Chicago's problems on defense are not limited to struggles vs. the run, but that potential weakness could be exposed again on Sunday.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Donovan McNabb will have to improve his accuracy if he wants to attack the Bears' cover-2 defense.

Vikings fantasy report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Is Michael Jenkins worth a pickup and start? Is Devin Aromashodu worth owning? Here are some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
If the Vikings' front seven keeps stuffing the run as well as it has in recent weeks, Matt Forté's production could dip.

They Said it: Vikings Week Six

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
Here are some noteworthy quotes from members of the Vikings leading up to Sunday's game against the Bears

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Bears' cover-2 is designed to keep players like Percy Harvin from picking up yardage in big chunks, but Chicago's execution in coverage in recent weeks has been poor.

New Vikings stadium still facing hurdles

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Vikings were able to dodge one bullet, but aren't out of the woods yet, writes Christian West.

Peterson, Willis and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Five.

Vikings 60-second rant: Good defense overshadowed by McNabb

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defense has played well this season, but you wouldn't know it, given all the attention directed at Donovan McNabb.

Vikings rookie report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed in the Vikings 34-10 win over the Cardinals.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Bears-Vikings game.

Peterson named NFC Player of the Week

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week Five.

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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