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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-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup from Sunday's Vikings-Bears game in Chicago

Three-and-out with Bears CB D.J. Moore

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly spent some time chatting with Bears CB D.J. Moore as he prepares to face the Vikings this Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Favre tells NFL Network that he won't return in 2011

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre told Steve Mariucci of the NFL Network in an interview that was aired during Thursday night's broadcast of the Ravens-Falcons game that he would not be returning to play in 2011.

Sterger finally meets with NFL to discuss Favre allegations

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger finally met with NFL officials in New York City Thursday regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged text and voice messages sent to her by Brett Favre.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Thursday's coordinator and player sessions with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
Brett Favre sliced up Chicago's defense last season, and, with quick playmakers at his disposal, the Bears' secondary is going to need help from the pass rush to force Favre to make quick decisions and settle for throwing short.

Vikings' Berrian has chance to impress

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Bernard Berrian appeared all but out of the Vikings' WR picture when Randy Moss joined the team, but Berrian has a chance to return next season.

Berrian fined for yellow cleats

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Vikings WR Bernard Berrian $5,000 for wearing yellow cleats in Sunday's game.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Report: Vikings players want Childress fired

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
Six Vikings players spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times anonymously, voicing their issues with head coach Brad Childress. They told the paper they would like Childress to be fired.

McKinnie must forget Peppers disaster

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Bears, it's OLT Bryant McKinnie.

Vikings They said it: Wednesday edition

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Wednesday's press conference and conference calls with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week 10 battle between the Vikings and Bears.

Childress won't say if Rice will play vs. Bears

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice could make his season debut on Sunday against the Bears in Chicago, but the Vikings' wide receiver has not been cleared yet by head coach Brad Childress.

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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