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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-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Packers will play clean ball in terms of turnovers and penalties and edge the Vikings late.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Brett Favre tends to rise up in big games, or at least what he perceives to be big moments.

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 11 Vikings-Packers rematch.

Vikings activate Rice

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have activated WR Sidney Rice to their 53-man roster, making him eligible to play tomorrow vs. the Packers.

Vikings WR Rice says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice told ESPN's Ed Werder that he will play in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm examines a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings must consider Rice's inactivity long term

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have one eye on 2011, and they must make some critical decisions regarding the future of their roster this coming offseason.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of some of what Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy had to say leading up to Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Rice, Berrian didn't step up for Vikings

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Vikings WRs Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian each chose not to play last week at Chicago. Those decisions could have cost the team any chance of making the playoffs.

Packers-Vikings Wednesday injury report

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Coming off a badly needed off week, the Packers had only eight players listed on the official Wednesday injury report in advance of their rematch against the division-rival Vikings this Sunday in Minnesota.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-13 loss to the Bears.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 11 game against the Vikings.

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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