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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

Cassel active, but still may be backup

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is active for the team's game Sunday vs. St. Louis, but it is unknown if he or Brodie Croyle will start.

Finding new backup QB necessary after Croyle debacle

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
Signs pointed to QB Brodie Croyle re-signing with the Chiefs when he hit free agency this offseason — until he started the Week 14 game.

MVP Meter: Gauging the real value

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Two players on the MVP Meter barely played last week, and as a result, their teams performed horribly. Does that make them even more valuable?

Cassel does not practice Friday, listed as doubtful

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers, meaning backup Brodie Croyle will likely start.

Chiefs QB Cassel undergoes appendectomy

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced that QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

NFL announces players, rookies of the month

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The NFL announced their offensive and defensive players and rookies of the month for November on Thursday.

Smarter Cassel exceeding K.C.'s expectations

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Considering that the Chiefs only expect QB Matt Cassel to be a game manager, they are more than happy with his play throughout the 2010 season.

Bowe knows the endzone

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
How much can a player improve in one offseason? Just ask Dwayne Bowe, who has gone from being a perennial fantasy dog to one of the most effective receivers in the league in only one season.

Bowe hauls in three TDs in Chiefs win

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards and the Chiefs remained on top of the AFC West with a 42-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bowe emerging as fantasy’s hottest wide receiver

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles was the Chief everyone expected to be a fantasy stud this season, but it has been Dwayne Bowe who has instead taken the fantasy world by storm.

Bowe, Chiefs’ passing game coming alive

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
It took longer than his owners had hoped, but Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is finally starting to live up to his lofty potential.

Chiefs run all over Jags in 42-20 win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson returned an interception for a score and Matt Cassel threw two touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe leading Kansas City to a 42-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Moeaki already Cassel's most trusted target

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
While the Chiefs were hoping that this would finally be the season WR Dwayne Bowe became a go-to guy, it instead has been rookie TE Tony Moeaki who has emerged as the top target for QB Matt Cassel.

Passing game could prevent Chiefs from being great

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Chiefs clearly have made tremendous progress in many areas this season and have all the ingredients of a great team except one: a passing game.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Insider: Matt Cassel is Steve Bono

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
One NFL insider compares Chiefs QB Matt Cassel to former NFL journeyman Steve Bono and wonders what new coordinator Charlie Weis can get out of Cassel.

Chiefs' Cassel facing make-or-break season

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
Almost every NFL player faces a crossroads season at some point in his career, and for QB Matt Cassel, this is it.

Haley: Weis will run 'our' playbook

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Charlie Weis is coming to Kansas City, but he won't be bringing his playbook with him.

Bucs likely to let Bryant test free-agent market

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers aren't expected to meet WR Antonio Bryant's asking price, we hear in this week's "Whispers," so they'll let their 2009 franchise player hit the open market.

Weis right fit for Chiefs' system, situation

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 8:49 a.m. ET
Before the 2009 season even started, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley dismissed offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, choosing to instead call plays himself. But after just one season, Haley realized that wearing both hats was too much to take on so ...

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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