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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

Vikings announce ticket policy for Monday night

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Vikings have announced the ticket policy and information for next Monday night's game vs. the Bears, which will be played at TCF Bank Stadium following the collapse of the Metrodome's roof last Sunday due to a snowstorm.

Bears players concerned about conditions at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Some Bears players expressed serious concerns about playing on a frozen surface at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.

Vikings place QB Jackson on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Tarvaris Jackson's consecutive-games streak is over at one as the team placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a turf toe injury Monday night, starting in place of Brett Favre.

Restoring the rush key for Bears’ defense

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' secondary has received a large share of the blame for the breakdowns during the defense's horrendous first half against the Patriots in Week 14, but the pass rush wasn't as effective as it needed to be ...

Report: Vikings sign QB Ramsey

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey, agent Jimmy Sexton told the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press today.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Vikings will be relying heavily on their offensive line and backs to keep the chains moving against the Bears.

Vikings still on hold with TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings have not confirmed where they are playing on Monday against the Bears, but they say they are working towards making it as close to a home game as possible.

Vikings-Bears to be played at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced late Tuesday that the Metrodome will be unavailable for Monday night and the Vikings-Bears game will be played at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Vikings place CB Cook on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed rookie CB Chris Cook on injured reserve after he battled knee injuries all season.

Vikings planning in case Metrodome not ready

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings are working hard to repair the tear in the inflatable roof above the Mall of America Field for Monday's game against the Bears, but they also are ready for Plan B, if needed.

Vikings' Jackson has turf toe; Frazier hopes to have Favre back

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a turf toe in the loss to the Giants and that Brett Favre's season — and career — might not be over.

Week 14: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
We once more examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 14 loss to the Giants.

Vikings' players of the Week: Week 14

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 21-3 loss to the Giants in Detroit.

Giants dominate Favre-less Vikings 21-3

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
The New York Giants took advantage of Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 straight ...

Favre inactive vs. Giants, streak over at 297

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre is inactive for tonight's matchup against the Giants, ending his consecutive-starts streak at 297 consecutive games. Tarvaris Jackson will take his place in the Minnesota starting lineup.

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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