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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

Week 10: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:41 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 10 loss to the Bears.

Peterson ticketed for speeding

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was ticketed for speeding on Monday for driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone near the team's practice facility.

Not time to sit Favre, fire Childress

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The hot seat under Brad Childress has not cooled, nor has talk that QB Brett Favre should step aside, but that time is not here. Not quite yet.

Vikings' players of the week

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:50 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-13 loss to the Bears in Week 10

Favre played with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre struggled vs. the Bears in Week 10 and told ESPN that his right shoulder is in serious pain.

Hard to believe Vikings aren't dead

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
At 3-6 now, the signs point to the Vikings' circus ending unhappily ever after, and it might happen without their current ringleader after a certain point very soon.

Childress: Berrian tweaked hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Bernard Berrian, who was active for Sunday's game but did not play, told the coaches he could not go after the pregame stretching.

Cutler outplays Favre in Bears victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 237 yards and three touchdown passes, Devin Hester had two big returns and the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-13 on Sunday to tie Green Bay for the NFC North lead.

Rice out, Harvin in for Vikings

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice has not been activated from the PUP list and will not play Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Vikings flashback: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Here's a look back at some of the Vikings' recent Week 10 contests.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm says the Bears will eek out a close win Sunday vs. the rival Vikings.

Vikings' Rice out for Week 10

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice will not be active for the Vikings' Week 10 game vs. the Bears, as the wide receiver has opted to sit out another game to allow his hip more time to heal.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Coming off a season-high 2½-sack performance against the Cardinals in Week Nine, some observers are wondering if Jared Allen is finally back on track.

Vikings list WRs Harvin, Rice as questionable

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin returned to practice Friday but is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Bears.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy forecast for the Week 10 contest against the Bears in Chicago.

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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