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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Matt Cassel burst on to the NFL scene in 2008 with the New England Patriots, surprising everyone while replacing injured starting quarterback Tom Brady.
Now, after being a free agent for the first time in his eight-year NFL career, Cassel is content with accepting another job as a backup.
Cassel, who reportedly had a deal in place with the Minnesota Vikings just hours after being cut Thursday by the Kansas City Chiefs, believes he's found a "perfect fit" with Minnesota as the backup to Christian Ponder. Cassel, who's started 62 of his past 63 NFL games since filling in for Brady in 2008, understands he's coming to the Vikings as a reserve, a point made clear to him by Minnesota's leadership.
"They conveyed exactly that, that Christian obviously had a great year last year, he went 10-6 and that he's their starting quarterback," Cassel said Friday after officially signing with the Vikings in a reported two-year deal. "A...
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It was reported yesterday that free agent quarterback Matt Cassel ended up signing with the Vikings, but they weren’t the only team interested.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Cassel also had the choice to sign with the Buccaneers, but instead opted for Minnesota.
My guess is that Cassel believes he has a better chance at beating out Christian Ponder for a starting...
Matt Cassel is no longer a starting quarterback in the NFL. Since his departure from the Kansas City Chiefs, Cassel has landed with the Minnesota Vikings. Christian Ponder is the Vikings' starter. That much has been made clear to Cassel.
Cassel was once celebrated as a diamond in the rough. When Tom Brady went down with a knee injury and Cassel replaced him, Cassel...
Cassel is lying.
He knew, that by going to the Vikings, this would be his best chance to start again the NFL. Cassel is playing it smart, the best way to stab a guy in the back, is when he isn’t expecting it, so Cassel is saying all the right things to make it appear he is no threat to Ponder.
“The fact of the matter is … Christian is the starting quarterback, and I think that...
Everyone laughed at their trade demands, so they didn’t have any choice but to release him.
Breaking: #Chiefs release QB Matt Cassel.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) March 14, 2013
With head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith ready to team as newcomers to Kansas City, the Chiefs mercifully released wrongly embattled signal caller Matt Cassel on Thursday. The 30-year-old Cassel, a 2010 Pro Bowl selection who the New England Patriots took out of the University of Southern California in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft, struggled badly and only...
Kansas City waived former starting quarterback Matt Cassel on
Thursday morning, the team announced.
If you are not yet familiar with ESPN college football sideline and college basketball reporter Samantha Ponder, you’re going to want to spend some quality time with this post. She became a hot search term and new media darling after working that exciting Friday night barnburner between Baylor and TCU to open the 2012 football season.
That’s right- she works on Friday nights...
Christian Ponder now has consistency on his offensive line and experience in his receiving corps. He will have the chance to make or break his Vikings career in 2013.
After being released earlier today, quarterback Matt Cassel has signed on with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.Fantasy Spin:The inconsistent Christian Ponder has already been named the Vikings starting quarterback going into his third professional season. Cassel won't challenge the starting job but does provide the Vikings with a capable backup...
Two of the Minnesota Vikings' biggest priorities this offseason were to bolster a thin receiver corps and get a quality veteran to backup quarterback Christian Ponder.
One down, one to go.
The Vikings agreed to terms with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One thing Greg Jennings did during his two-day visit with the Minnesota Vikings was watch a lot of film on the team that was offering him a big contract as an unrestricted free agent.
The two-time Pro Bowl receiver knows Minnesota well from playing in the NFC North for the Green Bay Packers. He knows all about MVP running back Adrian Peterson and is looking...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin got his way and was traded away from the Minnesota Vikings partly because of his reported feelings about his former quarterback Christian Ponder. Ponder has wasted very little time stepping to the proverbial podium and letting it be known that he could care less what Harvin says, does or [...]
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