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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

Report: Vikings will sign WR Aromashodu

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings stayed in the NFC North in their hunt for more receivers, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Bears WR Devin Aromashodu.

Vikings should pass on McNabb

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The Vikings have inquired into the availability of QB Donovan McNabb. It might not be the smartest move the team has made if he does come.

Vikings injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Let's take stock of where the Vikings sit with injuries.

Vikings to release DT Kennedy

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings will begin the process of trying to get under the salary cap by releasing DT Jimmy Kennedy.

Reports: Seahawks agree to terms with QB Jackson

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks moved quickly in their attempt to replace Matt Hasselbeck, as they reportedly have come to terms with QB Tarvaris Jackson.

League reacts to lockout's end

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Owners, coaches and executives from around the league reacted Monday to the news that the lockout was over and that the 2011 season is about to begin.

Mold a new problem for Metrodome

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
After spending all summer fixing the Metrodome's roof, workers in Minnesota are now dealing with a new issue involving the Vikings home stadium: mold.

Report: Minnesota legislature won't consider stadium bill next week

Posted July 15, 2011 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
The Minnesota legislature, which is trying to finalize the state's budget, will not consider a bill for a new Vikings stadium in a special session slated for next week, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported Friday.     

Metrodome's new roof inflated

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Metrodome's new roof was inflated on Wednesday morning without any problems, as the stadium's construction is almost complete.

Report: Metrodome to be inflated within a week

Posted July 08, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The new $18 million Metrodome roof is expected to be completed by its target date, Aug. 1, and should be inflated within a week, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. analyst suggests Favre interested in return

Posted July 05, 2011 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
In an chat on Tuesday, analyst and former VP of player personnel for the Cowboys Gil Brandt said Brett Favre could be interested in returning, again.

NFC North best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC North who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Henry Melton, Matthew Stafford, Brian Robison and Mike Neal.

Readers think Jaguars most likely to move to L.A.

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Readers believe that the Jaguars will be leaving Jacksonville and heading to the West Coast after responding to the poll question, "Which NFL franchise is most likely to move to Los Angeles."

Harvin believes migraines a thing of the past

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin believes the migraines that have plagued his career are no longer an issue.

Metrodome might need new turf

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
In the midst of replacing the Metrodome's roof, it was announced Friday that the artificial turf might have to replaced as well, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.


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.