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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

Three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW goes three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway, who gives his take on the big game against the Patriots on Sunday.

Three-and-out with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Three-and-out," we go behind enemy lines to see what Patriots DL Mike Wright thinks about the Vikings' offense heading into Sunday's game.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in Foxborough.

Vikings' fantasy focus: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players' fantasy potential heading into Week Eight's game against the Patriots.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from Vikings coaches and players leading up to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Bevell would be surprised if Favre doesn't play

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he would be surprised if QB Brett Favre doesn't play Sunday.

Favre briefly out of walking boot; Sunday status up in the air

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre didn't have a regularly scheduled media session Thursday, but he did stop briefly to say that anything was possible when it came to playing Sunday.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Games are won in the trenches, and the Patriots-Vikings game features a battle between two veterans on the edge.

Randy who? Moss not sneaking into Foxborough

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week it's Vikings WR Randy Moss.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.

Favre said he won't rule himself out Sunday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
It appears that Vikings head coach Brad Childress will have to make the final call on QB Brett Favre playing Sunday against the Patriots.

Childress clarifies 'Spygate' comments

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress explained his comments from Tuesday, when he called the Patriots the "greatest sign-stealing team" he had seen.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Seven loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Childress fined for comments on officiating

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The league fined Vikings head coach Brad Childress $35,000 on Tuesday for violating NFL policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating.

Childress: Favre won't practice Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
In a conference call with Patriots media, Vikings head coach Brad Childress indicated that QB Brett Favre wouldn't practice on Wednesday.

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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