Found March 14, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings didn't wait long to find a backup quarterback. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that Minnesota has agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs starter Matt Cassel, hours after Cassel was cut by Kansas City on Thursday morning. At the Scouting Combine in February, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team would look at bringing in a more experienced backup for starter Christian Ponder after last year's No. 2 Joe Webb struggled mightily in the playoffs while Ponder was injured. Cassel, 30, started eight of his nine games for the Chiefs last season, throwing for 1,796 yards, six touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He completed 58.1 percent of his passes and had a 66. 7 quarterback rating. During the season, Cassel lost his starting job to Brady Quinn. Chiefs fans infamously cheered when Cassel left a midseason game with a head injury. Once he recovered from the injury, he remained Quinn's backup. In Minnesota, Cassel wil...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chiefs reportedly trying to trade Matt Cassel

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to trade quarterback Matt Cassel.  If they can’t move him, they’ll be forced to cut him. Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel, I’m told. No surprise. Interested parties? Look at Vikings, Cardinals, Bucs. Otherwise he’ll be cut — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013 I wouldn’t expect...

Report: Matt Cassel picked the Vikings over the Bucs

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...

Cassel content to back up Ponder with Vikings

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...

Matt Cassel understands his role

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...
FIRING BACK

Christian Ponder defends himself

Christian Ponder defended himself in response to some anonymous criticism that likely came from ex-teammate Percy Harvin.

Christian Ponder: Percy Harvin’s opinion ‘doesn’t really matter’

Unlike many NFL players, when something is said about Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, Ponder has no problem responding to it.Back in November when folks began to question whether or not his relationship with then girlfriend, now wife, Samantha Steele was affecting his play, Ponder responded.So now that the word on the street is that one of the reasons former teammate...

ESPN’s Samantha Ponder: on the job photos

p 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...

Chiefs Release QB Matt Cassel

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

After getting fired by Kansas City, Matt Cassel must be thrilled to be a Minnesota Vikings employee

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...

Chiefs rid themselves of Cassel

Kansas City waived former starting quarterback Matt Cassel on Thursday morning, the team announced.

Ponder, Jennings will lean on each other

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...

Matt Cassel Lands in Minnesota

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...

Vikings land QB Cassel, talk with WR Jennings

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...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.