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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

Good can come from Favre's streak ending

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Brett Favre's streak is over at 297 consecutive games, which is hard to believe, but it was the right time to end it.

Vikings-Eagles Week 16 game flexed

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Week 16 Vikings-Eagles game has been flexed to the Sunday-night prime-time slot.

Tickets no longer available for Vikings-Giants at Ford Field

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
An overwhelming response forced the Lions to announce that tickets will no longer be distributed for Monday night's Vikings-Giants game.

Favre remains doubtful against Giants

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Brett Favre expressed doubt to USA Today, and his head coach, Leslie Frazier, did the same to ESPN over whether the QB can play Monday night in Detroit against the Giants.

Vikings discuss moving game to Detroit

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Vikings were thrown into a serious crunch when heavy snowfall severely damaged the roof of Metrodome Stadium, causing the game against the Giants scheduled for Sunday to be moved to Detroit on Monday.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Collapse could push Metrodome to priority status

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Sunday morning's collapse of the Metrodome roof, causing the Vikings-Giants game to move to Detroit, will have a windblown effect that will be felt in several places.

Metrodome roof collapses; Giants-Vikings moved to Ford Field

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The roof of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis has collapsed and will not be ready to host a football game Monday or Tuesday. The Giants and Vikings will play at Ford Field on Monday night.

Giants-Vikings game moved to Monday night

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:19 a.m. ET
A heavy snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions have prompted the NFL to reschedule the Sunday game between the Giants and Vikings in Minneapolis. The game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Monday.

Flashback: Vikings' recent Week 14 performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings’ Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Giants stranded en route to Minnesota

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Giants were scheduled to fly from New York to Minneapolis this morning, but a severe snowstorm in the Twin Cities forced the team to divert to Kansas City. The team will spend the night in Kansas City, and it ...

Vikings will convert Webb to receiver

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Although Brad Childress wanted to try rookie Joe Webb as an NFL quarterback, the new regime is determined to go back to the original plan of converting Webb to a receiver, according to NFC North Whispers.

Vikings' free agents-to-be make cases

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice remain the team's top two priorities for long-term deals, but the Vikings are still considering their other key free agents.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they get set to face the Giants on Sunday.

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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