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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

Peterson gets huge new deal from Vikings

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Following a string of big-money contracts, the Summer of the Running Back continued on Saturday with its biggest deal yet.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
We hit up Pro Football Weekly Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero for answers to five burning questions on the team heading into Week One.

VIkings fantasy report: Week One

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' top fantasy football options for Sunday's game at San Diego, including WR Bernard Berrian.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Vikings swap out two practice-squad players

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings made some personnel moves on Wednesday, signing DB Domonique "DJ" Johnson and LB Tyrone McKenzie to the practice squad and releasing FB Matt Asiata and DL Cedric McKinley.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Vikings sign Greenway to five-year deal

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have locked up OLB Chad Greenway with a long-term contract, the team announced after practice Monday.

Rookies make way onto Vikings' initial 53

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier apparently isn't afraid to put his stamp on his team, and it is reflected in his opening 53-man roster.

Vikings announce their cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Vikings made their cuts on Saturday, finalizing their roster for Leslie Frazier's first full season as head coach.  

Vikings 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
The Vikings lost a couple key free agents but hope that new coach Leslie Frazier and new QB Donovan McNabb can get them back into playoff contention.

NFL suspends StarCaps users two games

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Vikings DT Kevin Williams, Saints DE Will Smith and free-agent DL Pat Williams and Charles Grant for the first two games of the season and docked them two game checks.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

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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