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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

Five key questions facing the Vikings

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Here are five questions we posed to PFW senior editor Eric Edholm on the current state of the Vikings.

Vikings schedule analysis

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Here's a quick look at the Vikings' schedule.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' current skill-position players from a fantasy perspective.

Vikings cut OLT McKinnie

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have cut OLT Bryant McKinnie, the team announced Tuesday. The former No. 7 overall pick tweeted, "It's been fun."

49ers agree on one-year deal with S Williams

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The 49ers and ex-Vikings S Madieu Williams have agreed on a one-year deal, agent Kenny Zuckerman told PFW Monday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Vikings sign OT Johnson

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings, who were rumored to have interest in OLT Jermon Bushrod, signed former Colts OT Charlie Johnson on Monday.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Vikings sign first-round QB Ponder

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms with first-round QB Christian Ponder on a four-year deal with around $11 million fully guaranteed.

Vikings sign WR Jenkins

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Vikings have added a tall target for new QB Donovan McNabb, in the form of ex-Falcons WR Michael Jenkins.

Edwards' signing wise for Falcons, who face more O-line calls

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
With the Falcons adding DE Ray Edwards, the focus turns to the O-line, with OG Justin Blalock unsigned and Harvey Dahl moving on.

Vikings players most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the five Vikings who were most impacted by the lockout, in reverse order.

Report: Redskins trade McNabb to Vikings

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade two sixth-round picks to the Redskins for QB Donovan McNabb. The deal will be announced Thursday.

Reports: Seahawks agree to five-year deal with WR Rice

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have nabbed the best wide receiver still available, reportedly agreeing to a five-year deal with WR Sidney Rice.

Vikings to re-sign PK Longwell

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to re-sign PK Ryan Longwell to a four-year deal, PFW correspondent and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Judd Zulgad reported.

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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