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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

Reid: Chiefs open to trading top pick

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the possibility exists that the team could trade its top overall draft pick.

Chiefs name Quinn starting QB

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel announced that Brady Quinn will start on Sunday against the Broncos.

Cassel's days with Chiefs are numbered

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
All signs pointed to the Chiefs parting ways with QB Matt Cassel at season’s end, but that became all but certain when he was yanked from the Chiefs’ loss Sunday.

Fans want Pioli, Crennel removed for K.C.'s lost season

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' 1-7 mess this season could cost GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel their jobs.

Chiefs QB Cassel to start Thursday night

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will return to the starting lineup in Thursday night’s game against the Chargers.

Quinn named Chiefs' starting QB

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn will be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in Week Eight, head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday.

Chiefs have no need to go back to Quinn at QB

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
After the bye, the Chiefs will have to consider going back to Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback.

Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place.

Luck grows up in emotional Colts win

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne stand out in Indy, imagining Peyton in San Fran, Eli goes to the movies and lots more from Week Five.

Redskins QB Griffin, Chiefs QB Cassel injured Sunday

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Chiefs QB Matt Cassel left their respective games on Sunday with head injuries.

Scout's Notebook: Chiefs QB Matt Cassel

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, who looked sensational in the first half against Atlanta.

Chiefs' offense shows versatility, imagination in opener

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Brian Daboll's Chiefs offense showed balance, control, precision, power and finesse in two fine scoring drives with the first-team unit vs. Arizona.

Chiefs celebrate health, even with Bowe out

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Injured Chiefs S Eric Berry, QB Matt Cassel, RB Jamaal Charles, TE Tony Moeaki and FS Kendrick Lewis all began camp with a healthy stamp of approval.

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

Chiefs may go with QB early in draft

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
With a new offensive system, the Chiefs may be looking to draft a young quarterback to build around for the long term.

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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