K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Matt Cassel Thursday after acquiring quarterbacks Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.
49ers acquire Boldin; trade Alex Smith

49ers acquire Boldin; trade Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers finalized two deals Tuesday, acquiring wide receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore and trading quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City.

Chiefs to start Quinn at quarterback

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Kansas City Coach Romeo Crennel says he will start Brady Quinn at quarterback against Denver Sunday instead of Matt Cassel.

NFL: Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lawrence Timmons intercepted a pass in overtime and Shaun Suisham booted a game-winning field goal Monday, handing Pittsburgh a 16-13 win over Kansas City.

NFL: San Diego 31, Kansas City 13

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Fourth-quarter touchdowns scored 54 seconds apart by Malcom Floyd and Shaun Phillips Thursday launched San Diego to a 31-13 victory over Kansas City.
Quinn gets Chiefs' QB nod over Cassel

Quinn gets Chiefs' QB nod over Cassel

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel has been benched in favor of backup Brady Quinn, head Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 38, Kansas City 10

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Josh Freeman fired three touchdown passes Sunday and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back on the winning track with a 38-10 victory over Kansas City.
Cassel ruled out for Chiefs' game in Tampa

Cassel ruled out for Chiefs' game in Tampa

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel has a concussion and won't be available to play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, the Chiefs said Thursday.

Injured QB's teammate blasts Chiefs fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston said Monday he was "sickened" by local fans who cheered when the team's quarterback sustained a head injury.

NFL: Baltimore 9, Kansas City 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker's three field goals and a dominating Baltimore defense proved decisive Sunday in the Ravens' 9-6 win over Kansas City.

NFL: San Diego 37, Kansas City 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Jackie Battle scored once on a pass reception and ran in another score Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 37-20 spanking of Kansas City.

NFL: Atlanta 40, Kansas City 24

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan tossed for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' 40-24 win over Kansas City in the season opener for both teams.

NFL: Seattle 44, Kansas City 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Rookie Russell Wilson made a bid for Seattle's quarterback job Friday by throwing for two touchdowns and pacing the Seahawks past Kansas City 44-14.

NFL: St. Louis 31, Kansas City 17

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Sam Bradford found the end zone with two passes Saturday and the St. Louis Rams posted a 31-17 pre-season win over Kansas City.

Cowboys sign Brandon Carr

IRVING, Texas, March 14 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year contract worth a reported $50.1 million.
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Matt Cassel
New England Patriots QB Matt Cassel (16) is grabbed by Oakland Raiders Kalimba Edwards (58) after a 10 yard gain in the first quarter at the Coliseum in Oakland, California on December 14, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Raiders 49-26. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Matthew Brennan "Matt" Cassel (born May 17, 1982, Northridge, California) is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

He became the Patriots' starting quarterback in Week 2 of the 2008 season after then reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to ESPN research, he is the only known quarterback in NFL history to start an NFL game at quarterback without ever starting at quarterback in college. In February 2009, the Patriots used their franchise tag on Cassel, extending him a one-year contract worth over $14 million, the largest one-year contract for an offensive player in NFL history. Later that offseason, the Patriots made a trade which sent Cassel to the Chiefs, who signed him to a 6 year, $62.7 million contract in July 2009.

Cassel was born in Northridge, Los Angeles, California|Northridge, California. When Cassel was 11 years old, his family home was at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which at one pointed trapped his father Greg under a marble column and led water from their swimming pool to flood their house. Their home was eventually condemned as a result, forcing the Cassel family to move.

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