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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 fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they prepare to face the Bills in Week 13.

Vikings' offense starting to evolve after Childress

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. ET
There has been speculation about how the Vikings' offense might change without Brad Childress' fingerprints on it, and we're starting to see what that effect is.

Bieniemy leaving Vikings for OC job at Colorado

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup when the Vikings and Bills match up Sunday in Minnesota.

Five questions with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
PFW chatted this week with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, coming off his 22-carry, 76-yard game against the Redskins. We asked him five questions — plus a bonus sixth — about his season to date.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from two Vikings assistants as they prepare to face the Bills on Sunday.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Kevin Williams must back it up

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week,we look at DT Kevin Williams, coming off his best game this season.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

Favre on 2011; 'I'm done, I'm done'

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Answering a question he no doubt will be asked another three dozen times between now and the start of next season, Vikings QB Brett Favre nonetheless is sticking with a familiar refrain: He said he will not play football in ...

Two Los Angeles groups interested in Vikings

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Two groups of investors interested in landing an NFL team in Los Angeles have approached the Vikings about potentially relocating, according to team vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley.

Scout's Notebook: Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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