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Minnesota Vikings


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

Moss returning? If so, Belichick is genius

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. It's not my style. But what would happen if Randy Moss came back to the Patriots now that the Vikings appear ready to release him?

Rice back on fantasy radar after Moss release

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss' time in Minnesota shockingly coming to an end after just four games, according to some reports, WR Sidney Rice all of a sudden has a chance to make a serious fantasy impact down the stretch.

Report: Vikings release Randy Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Only four weeks after trading for the All-Pro wide receiver, the Vikings have chosen to let go of WR Randy Moss, according to the NFL Network.

Moss unhappy already? It's no Halloween prank

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Randy Moss is unhappy with the media, but more importantly, he appears unhappy with his situation in Minnesota. Losing to the Patriots, the team that traded him, was a good reminder.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Vikings' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 28-18 loss to the Patriots in Week Eight.

Pats knock out Favre, hand Vikings their fifth loss

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Tom Brady connected with Brandon Tate for a 65-yard touchdown on a broken play to give New England a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, knocking Favre out of the game in the process.

Favre leaves game after hit to chin

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre was carted off the field with a facial laceration. His return is questionable.

Vikings-Patriots prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Patriots will dominate the Vikings on Sunday — and knock Brett Favre out of the game.

Patriots-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's ankle has taken attention away from Randy Moss' return to New England in this highly anticipated matchup. PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the well-rounded, confident Patriots have the advantage.

Vikings' Greenway off to terrific start

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
Although the statistics may not show it, the Vikings' defense has played well, particularly LB Chad Greenway, who's been playing like a Pro Bowler.

Don't rule out Rice's return to Vikings this season

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although he's still a few weeks away from getting on the practice field, Vikings WR Sidney Rice may yet be able to return to game action this season, according to NFC North Whispers.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to watch in the Week Seven game between the Patriots and Vikings.

Report: Favre expects to start Sunday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre expects to start in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Five questions with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
This week, PFW spends a few minutes with Vikings LB Chad Greenway to talk about his excellent play, the vibe in the locker room and digging out of the hole they are in.

Vikings' flashback: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET

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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