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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 have plan for life without Rice

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Vikings have made it abundantly clear that bringing back WR Sidney Rice, who might be a free agent this offseason, is one of their top priorities.

Vikings set deadline for training camp site

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
On Wednesday, the Vikings released a statement saying they hope to have camp at Minnesota State University, but set a deadline for that decision to be made.

AEG CEO talks to five teams about move to L.A.

Posted June 11, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET
Tim Leiweke, CEO of the group trying to build a stadium in downtown Los Angeles, has spoken with representatives of the Vikings, Chargers, Raiders, Rams and Jaguars about the proposed venue.

Report: Prospective Los Angeles owner in talks with five NFL teams

Posted June 10, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Los Angeles-based billionaire Philip Anschutz is seeking to acquire a majority stake of an NFL franchise and has spoken to officials with five different NFL teams about a sale, Anschutz Entertainment Group president Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register.

Vikings want Ponder ready Week One

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Vikings will prepare first-round pick Christian Ponder as if he will be their starting quarterback whenever the season opens.

Lockout limbo: Vikings report

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we take a look at where things stand with the Vikings.

Rumor: Limbaugh interested in buying Vikings

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh would not deny his interest in buying the Vikings during an interview with former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

Minnesota Legislature fails to pass budget; Vikings stadium deal on hold

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Minnesota Legislature completed its regular session Monday night without a new budget, and the funding of a new stadium for the Vikings has taken a backseat.

Williams says Vikings want him back in 2011

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Vikings DT Pat Williams said that a conversation with head coach Leslie Frazier last month before the lockout was imposed led him to believe that the team wants him to come back for the 2011 season.

Edwards wins boxing debut

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Ray Edwards made his heavyweight boxing debut on Friday night in Hinckley, Minn. a successful one with a four-round unanimous decision over T.J. Gibson.

NFL will pay for some of new Vikings stadium

Posted May 17, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Roger Goodell told reporters in Minnesota on Tuesday that the NFL will contribute money towards the Vikings' new stadium.

Vikings' Griffin still penciled in to start

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Vikings have come up with contingency plans in case RCB Cedric Griffin isn't ready to return for the start of the season, but he's the first option at right corner.

Vikings announce new stadium in Arden Hills

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings and Ramsey County announced a deal Tuesday for a new Vikings stadium to be built in Arden Hills.

New Vikings stadium proposed at site of Metrodome

Posted May 09, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
There are now two proposed sites for a new Vikings stadium in and around the Twin Cities.

Favre says coaching, television work possible

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
In an interview with WDAM-TV of Laurel, Mississippi on Thursday, former Vikings QB Brett Favre said he was "starting a new career" and expressed an interest in coaching or television work at some point, but he expressed no clear-cut plans ...


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.