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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

Enthusiastic Crennel covers all the bases

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Among the coaches and GMs who've spoken at this year's Combine interviews, nobody came off any better than Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.

Chiefs' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 15, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the offseason upon us, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Chiefs.

With Daboll aboard, Cassel looks like Chiefs top QB

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
There will be an open quarterback job with the Chiefs this offseason, but based on the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Matt Cassel is expected to remain the starter.

Report: Chiefs want competition at QB

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs want QB Matt Cassel to have some competition in 2012.

Chiefs likely to keep Cassel over Orton

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
According to a team source, the Chiefs are likely to stick with Matt Cassel and part ways with Kyle Orton this offseason.

Chiefs place QB Cassel on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed QB Matt Cassel on injured reserve before Monday night's game against the Patriots and promoted WR Jeremy Horne to the active roster.

Chiefs QB Cassel has surgery on injured hand

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel had surgery on his injured hand Monday night, but coach Todd Haley is hopeful that he can return before the end of the season.

Chiefs blockers fail Cassel

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been beat up in recent games, and the inability to block has been a major reason why the season is likely going to be a dissapointment for the team.

Cassel could miss extended time with hand injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley announced on Monday that QB Matt Cassel suffered a "significant hand injury" during the team's Week 10 loss to the Broncos and that his season may be over.

Chiefs' O-line struggling at the wrong time

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
As the Chiefs enter the toughest stretch of their season with five consecutive games against 2010 playoff teams in Weeks 11-15, QB Matt Cassel cannot be pleased with the way his offensive line is playing.

Week Seven matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar studies the matchups and brings you his Week Seven matchups to exploit or avoid, including Lance Moore, Roy Helu and Kevin Walter.

Chiefs eager to see what Baldwin can do

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Chiefs are eager to see what kind of impact first-round WR Jonathan Baldwin can have on their offense now that the hand injury he suffered in the preseason is healed.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

Haley improves, but Chiefs still need a win

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The game plan from head coach Todd Haley was better in Week Three than it had been earlier in the year, but the Chiefs still lost to the Chargers.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland injuries

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar brings you up to date on key injuries, including Peyton Manning's, and how they affect the fantasy prospects of those injured and their skill-position teammates.

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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