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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

Favre active, Peterson inactive vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Fave has been elevated to the 45-man game-day roster against the Bears on Monday, but RB Adrian Peterson will not play.

Report: Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Vikings

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Bears will be without SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa for the fourth time in their last five games when they play the Vikings Monday night.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
There are a couple significant variables that add intrigue to this game, but neither is powerful enough to swing it in the Vikings' favor.

Vikings make QB moves, place Hutchinson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings made multiple quarterback moves on Monday in preparation for their game tonight vs. the Bears.

Vikings P Kluwe says TCF Bank Stadium 'unplayable'

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Vikings will host the Bears Monday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, though if it were up to punter Chris Kluwe, the game would be held at a different venue.

Injury report for Bears-Vikings MNF game

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 15 Monday-night game, Chicago at Minnesota, showing the status of each injured player.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to keep an eye on when the Vikings take on the Bears in Week 15: Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. the Vikings' offensive line.

Unenviable QB situation brewing for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
With Brett Favre out of the mix for the Vikings' Monday-night game against the Bears, they will turn their hopes to rookie Joe Webb as the starter.

Favre now listed as questionable vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
After earlier being listed as out for Monday night's game against the Bears, Vikings QB Brett Favre now has been upgraded to questionable.

Webb to start for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Saturday that QB Brett Favre has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears and rookie Joe Webb will get his first start.

Memories from a streak

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The toughness Brett Favre showed — both on and off the field — during his 297-game starting streak make it the most remarkable accomplishment in sports.

Harvin expects to play after seeing migraine specialist

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin is expected to play on Monday night vs. the Bears after seeing a migraine specialist in Arizona to deal with his constant headache problems.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Devin Hester didn't have a return for touchdown against Minnesota in Week 10, but he did put the offense in good field position, returning two kickoffs for 100 yards and two punts for 47 yards in Chicago's 27-13 ...

Three-and-out with Bears ORG Roberto Garza

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears ORT Roberto Garza this week and we discussed the Vikings' defensive line, the continuity in personnel on the offensive line and the development of the Bears' starting right tackle, rookie J'Marcus Webb.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.

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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