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Minnesota Vikings

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 release 10 players

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings released 10 players on Monday, including eight undrafted rookies.

Sensabaugh helps Cowboys beat Vikings

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
Gerald Sensabaugh had an interception and aided a Cowboys special-teams score, as Dallas beat Minnesota 23-17 Saturday night.

Did Vikings 'cheap out' on weak side?

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The Vikings have committed to pay LBs Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson big money, but they might have gone the cheap route on the weak side.

Vikings sign LB Herron

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed LB David Herron and waived LB Mark Washington.

Ravens sign OT McKinnie

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Former Vikings OT Bryant McKinnie has reached a two-year deal with the Ravens, pending a phsyical.

Vikings turn back Seahawks 20-7

Posted Aug. 21, 2011 @ 1:39 a.m. ET
Vikings reserve CB Marcus Sherels returned a deflected pass from Tarvaris Jackson 64 yards for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Seattle 20-7 on Saturday night.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Vikings' CB depth might be an issue

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
The Vikings might be counting on second-year CB Chris Cook more than people realize, and he has to improve over what he has shown to date.

Locker tosses TD as Titans down Vikings 14-3

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 12:25 a.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck got the start, looking sharp in his lone series, and Jake Locker threw a 45-yard touchdown pass in a 14-3 Tennessee win over Minnesota.

Vikings sign CB Tony Carter

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday morning that they have signed free-agent CB Tony Carter.

Vikings waive DB Gipson

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut undrafted rookie free agent Marcell Gipson, a defensive back, on Tuesday.

Vikings QB Bomar arrested on drunk-driving charge

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Vikings backup QB Rhett Bomar was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of third-degree drunken driving.

Vikings re-sign OT Cook

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
The Vikings re-signed OT Ryan Cook. Cook is entering his sixth season in Minnesota.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Vikings rookie refresher

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Here's a quick look back at the rookies the Vikings drafted in April and how they figure in this fall.


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.