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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 They Said It: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of quotes this week from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, defensive coordinator Fred Pagac and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game.

Five questions with Vikings DE Brian Robison

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Vikings DE Brian Robison, who had a strong debut as the new starter opposite Jared Allen.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to check out for Sunday's Buccaneers-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup for Sunday's Buccaneers-Vikings game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Better team effort needed

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
In Sunday's 24-17 game, it is clear that the Vikings' defense, special teams and Adrian Peterson did their jobs. Everyone else? Not so much.

Vikings rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have eight rookies on their roster. Only a few even played in the opener.

Vikings' players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' top offensive, defensive and special-teams players in Week One.

Vikings' offensive problems not just on McNabb

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb called his performance "embarrassing," but he was not the only Vikings offensive player to struggle Sunday vs. the Chargers.

Vikings stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm offers his stock analysis of the Vikings and identifies who is on the rise and decline following their Week One loss to the Chargers.  

Vikings sign C Berger

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed free-agent C Joe Berger.

Rivers leads Chargers to comeback win vs. Vikings

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to fullback Mike Tolbert with 5:01 to play as the Cargers rallied to beat the Vikings 24-17 on Sunday.

Vikings-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Vikings could have trouble against the powerful Chargers.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Vikings' Webb could have a weekly role

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Joe Webb might have lost the backup role to rookie Christian Ponder, but the Vikings see this as a net gain for their offense.

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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