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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

Report: Cassel may miss Chiefs' opener

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has a rib injury that could keep him out of the season opener against Buffalo, the Kansas City Star reported Sunday evening, yet Cassel practiced Monday.

Expect the unexpected from AFC West sleepers

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
There are fantasy football sleepers everywhere, including a handful coming from the AFC West.

The lockout's great laughs

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Locked out of fooball, several NFL stars, like Eli and Peyton Manning, have focused on acting and turned in some hilarious performances in online videos.

Cassel emerging as Chiefs' leader

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has become more of a leader for the team, both on the field and off it.

Chiefs in search of relief for Bowe

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have one dependable wide receiver in Dwayne Bowe. They'll search in the draft for a wideout to take defensive attention away from him.

Extended lockout could set back Cassel, K.C. offense

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
An extended lockout would not be beneficial to players across the league, but for the Chiefs, having minicamps and OTAs wiped out could be devastating, the way we hear it.

Cassel had role in Zorn hiring

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
When Chiefs head coach Todd Haley decided to hire Jim Zorn as his QB coach, the decision wasn't his and his alone. He consulted with at least one key figure in the organization before finalizing the move.

Zorn hired as Chiefs' QB coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Jim Zorn, who has tutored quarterbacks in Seattle, Washington and Baltimore in the past decade, is the new quarterbacks coach of the Chiefs.

First playoff not always golden for QBs

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Participating in one's first playoff game can lead to less-than-desirable results for any quarterback, as Chiefs QB Matt Cassel found out in the wild-card round. The NFList looks at how the seven quarterbacks in the divisional round — minus Jay ...

Blowout loss shows Chiefs far from title contenders

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
  The Chiefs had a chance to really make a statement on Sunday. Instead, they did exactly what many Chiefs teams before them had done: lost in the their playoff opener.  

Chiefs must regain focus after Weis departure

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Instead of playing like a team rounding into form as it enters the playoffs, the Chiefs looked more like a bunch of guys hung over from spending the entire week celebrating an AFC West championship.

Raiders likely to let Gradkowski test free agency

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
In part because of his inability to stay healthy, Oakland is expected to allow backup QB Bruce Gradkowski to enter the free-agent market in the offseason, according to AFC West Whispers.

Cassel, Chiefs roll past Titans 34-14

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes and Eric Berry returned an interception 54 yards for another score and Kansas City romped past Tennessee 34-14 Sunday.

Cassel shows true grit in leading Chiefs to key victory

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
  Fully recovering from an emergency appendectomy can take up to a month, but Matt Cassel knew he didn't have that kind of time. So he gutted it out at St. Louis to lead his team to victory.  

Cassel return to help Chiefs top Rams

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the way in a 27-13 victory over the suddenly sagging St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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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