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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-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Vikings' rookie tight ends are starting to make impacts.

Vikings' Johnson arrested on suspicion of DWI

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Vikings S Tyrell Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving while impaired.

DT Williams officially returns to Vikings

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
DT Kevin Williams has served his two-game suspension and was activated to the Vikings' 53-man roster.

Vikings 60-second rant: Where is Harvin?

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin was on the field for 30 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Um, and why is that exactly?

Vikings stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Time to look at the Vikings' stock report — three up and three down following the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Vikings seeking ways to finish off games

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Just like in Week One against the Chargers, the Vikings held a second-half lead against the Buccaneers; and just like the first game, the Vikings gave it away.

Vikings' players of the game: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

Bucs rally, take down Vikings

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
LeGarrette Blount's 4-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left lifted Tampa Bay past the Minnesota Vikings 24-20 on Sunday

Vikings-Buccaneers prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Vikings come home with some questions to answer, mostly about their passing game and their stamina on defense.

Vikings' LB depth a concern

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
The possible loss Sunday of MLB E.J. Henderson only underscores a glaring fact that had become evident in the preseason: The Vikings' LB depth is poor.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider for Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game in Minnesota.

VIkings fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' top fantasy football options, including RB Adrian Peterson, for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

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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