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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-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre says he'll play out rest of season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre might have re-evaluated things, but he's not quitting on the Vikings. Favre said Wednesday that he will play the remainder of the season if he is able to.

Vikings place OG Herrera on IR, sign OT Brown

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Vikings have added OT Patrick Brown to the active roster and placed OG Anthony Herrera on injured reserve.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Week 11: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Each week we 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 11 loss to the Packers.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 31-3 loss to the Packers.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Why Childress didn't work out

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Brad Childress coached his way in Minnesota, which had a lot of positive results. But in one year, everything came crashing down.

Rice shows promise in 2010 debut

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
There was some doubt as to whether Sidney Rice would make any contribution this season, but now it looks like he could be an impact player down the stretch.

Vikings fire Childress; hire Frazier in interim

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Monday morning that they have fired head coach Brad Childress and promoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to interim head coach.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Packers rout Vikings 31-3

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, besting Brett Favre and Minnesota for the second time this season and sending the Packers to a 31-3 victory over the skidding Vikings on ...

League turning to forensics in Favre investigation

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The NFL is reportedly conducting high-tech forensic work to trace transmissions of photos or messages sent between Favre and former Jets employee Jenn Sterger.

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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