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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-Giants matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Rice must step up again vs. Giants

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
For the Vikings to beat the Giants on Sunday, WR Sidney Rice must be big.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Favre, Harvin, Hutchinson don't practice Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings were without three key offensive players at Thursday's practice.

Five questions with PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
We ask Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent five burning questions about the team this week.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Giants-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 13 win over the Bills.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Favre has sprain, needs rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Brett Favre has a sprained throwing shoulder, which he suffered Sunday, and that his status would be day-to-day

Rice-Jackson connection a hit with Favre out

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
QB Brett Favre left Sunday's game during the first series with a shoulder injury, but it did not slow down the Vikings' offense one bit.

Vikings ink RB Booker from UFL

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Lorenzo Booker, who had been playing in the UFL for the Hartford Colonials.

Favre knocked out; Vikings dominate Buffalo

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings (5-7) outgained the Bills 387-239 and gave Leslie Frazier a fun afternoon on his first home game since replacing the fired Brad Childress, beating Buffalo 38-14.

Favre out with injury

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre has left the team's Week 13 game vs. the Bills after taking a big hit on the team's first series.

Vikings-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings have to know based on the tape they have watched all week that this is a tough Bills team, but the Vikings will prevail.

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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