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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-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game

Childress could use a win to smooth waters

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 8:05 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 Cardinals, it's head coach Brad Childress.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Eight loss to the Patriots in New England.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Here are quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and RB Adrian Peterson, transcribed by the Vikings' P.R. staff.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to check out in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Five questions with Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad on five hot issues surrounding the team.

Titans awarded WR Moss on waivers

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Titans were awarded former Vikings WR Randy Moss on waivers Wednesday, the team confirmed.

Favre surprised by Moss release but ready to move on

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre said he was surprised to learn that the team had waived WR Randy Moss but that he and the rest of the team now must pick up the pieces and move on.

Vikings activate WR Rice from PUP list

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress announced Wednesday that WR Sidney Rice has been activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-18 loss at New England.

Week Eight: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 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 Eight loss to the Patriots.

Report: Moss' behavior led to his release

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Randy Moss recently embarrassed himself and his former team with some boorish behavior at a team function, which might have led to the Vikings releasing him, Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver is reporting.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game in Minnesota.

Childress releases statement about Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Right at the start of the Monday night game between the Colts and Texans, Vikings head coach Brad Childress released a statement regarding the impending release of WR Randy Moss.

Where is Randy Moss headed next?

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss likely headed out of Minnesota, talk has immediately turned to where he will play next. We've sifted through the NFL's roster of teams and offer some thoughts on which uniform Moss will be wearing come ...

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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