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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

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings have big plans for Rudolph

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
One of the many pleasant developments in the Week One victory over the Jaguars was the heavy usage of TE Kyle Rudolph.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts WR Collie cleared to practice

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie will practice this week and could play in Week Two’s game against the Vikings.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Colts' home opener a sellout

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that their game against the Vikings in Week Two has been sold out.

Peterson's return helps Vikings to OT win

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns in his return from a left knee injury as the Vikings beat the Jaguars in overtime.

Strong OL play can boost Vikings' chances

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings can make strong measures of improvement with a few key upgrades, including with the play on the offensive line.

Jaguars' Mularkey says MJD won't start opener

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew won the rushing title last season, but he isn't even his club's Week One starter.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Vikings S Smith fined for hit

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness, the league confirmed to Pro Football Talk. 

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to embarrassing claims about his personal life two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

Vikings release 15 players to reach 75-man limit

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Vikings released 15 players Saturday to get their roster total down to 75.

Vikings' Kluwe criticizes replacement officials

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Vikings P Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.

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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