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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 rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings rookies performed in Week Three against the Lions.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Give Peterson the ball

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings could help their second-half offense if they start giving the ball to their best player, Adrian Peterson, after halftime.

Vikings players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm picks the Vikings players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 26-23 Week Three overtime loss to the Lions.

McNabb not only problem, but Vikings desperate

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
The Vikings have limited options in terms of changing the culture around a club that has blown three big leads in three games to open the season.

Shorts and Shells: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 3:59 a.m. ET
We discuss the 36-minute madness at the end of the early Sunday games; a look at the Vikings' third straight collapse; the amazing Bills; and much more.

Lions rally from 20 down to beat Vikings

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime that lifted Detroit to a 26-23 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings might pressure Matthew Stafford, but will it be enough?

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch for Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Considering the Vikings' passing-game limitations

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Depending on who you talk to, either the Vikings' offense is too conservative or Donovan McNabb isn't capable of more than what he has shown so far.

VIkings fantasy report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' top fantasy football options, including WR Percy Harvin, for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Hall call: Donovan McNabb

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Will not winning the "big one" handicap one of the quarterback position's most consistent winners, Donovan McNabb?

Five questions with Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Paul Allen, host on KFAN radio in Minnesota and the play-by-play announcer for the Vikings flagship station, as the Vikings host the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

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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