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Matt Cassel | Quarterback | #16

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: USC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (230) / NE
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Matt Cassel completed 16-of-26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Texans.
Making his first start of the season, the Titans tried to hide Cassel as much as possible. Going on 35, Cassel hasn't had it in quite some time. Marcus Mariota has had an extremely promising first two years, but also been a bit of an injury risk. The Titans need to upgrade at their No. 2 spot for 2017. Headed to free agency, Cassel is unlikely to be back. Jan 1 - 5:46 PM

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The Titans will start Matt Cassel at quarterback in Week 17 against the Texans.

Cassel will be a good target for Houston's D/ST. Speaking Monday, coach Mike Mularkey didn't rule out giving practice-squad QB Alex Tanney a look during the game. A 34-year-old journeyman, Cassel has a 9:12 TD-to-INT ratio over the past three seasons. He's drawing the start in place of Marcus Mariota (broken leg).
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Matt Cassel completed 13-of-24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

Cassel came in and threw a 14-yard touchdown to Delanie Walker, before returning the favor on a long pick six to Jalen Ramsey. A 34-year-old journeyman backup, Cassel will close out the season as the Titans' starting quarterback after Marcus Mariota fractured his ankle/fibula against Jacksonville. Tennessee's season wraps up in Week 17 against division-rival Houston.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Titans signed QB Matt Cassel, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The journey continues for Cassel, who is headed to his fourth team in three seasons. Cassel enjoyed a brief stint as the Cowboys' starter last year but was predictably awful and eventually fell behind Kellen Moore on the depth chart. He'll be no better than third string in Tennessee behind starter Marcus Mariota and backup Zach Mettenberger.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:42:00 PM

The Cowboys benched Matt Cassel in favor of Kellen Moore in the second quarter of Saturday night's Week 15 game against the Jets.

This is Moore's first NFL regular season action. Cassel's beginning to the game couldn't have gone much worse, completing 4-of-9 throws for 36 yards and an interception. Cassel panicked badly on his fifth pass of the game when his first read was covered, changing direction in the pocket before throwing up a duck Darrelle Revis easily caught. Rather hilariously, Cassel was also flagged for intentional grounding on the pick. On Cassel's very next dropback, he was sacked by Jets SS Calvin Pryor for a whopping 19-yard loss. Moore proceeded to throw his own interception on his second NFL pass.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:23:00 PM

A source tells ESPN's Ed Werder that Matt Cassel will start Saturday night, but is "on a short leash."

This doesn't come as a surprise after Kellen Moore got some first-team reps this week. Cassel has held the entire offense back in his six starts, completing 59.2 percent of his passes with a 5:6 TD/INT ratio. The Cowboys will turn to Moore if Cassel's struggles continue against the Jets.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Coach Jason Garrett confirmed Monday that the Cowboys will stick with Matt Cassel at quarterback in Week 15 against the Jets.

It's probably going to get ugly (again) for Cassel against a Jets defense that's shut down Eli Manning and Marcus Mariota in back-to-back weeks. Dallas' alternative would be practice squad-type Kellen Moore. Through six starts, Cassel has a 1-5 record. He has completed 59.2 percent of his passes with a 6.3 yards-per-attempt average and a TD-to-INT ratio of 5:6.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett does not appear ready to make a quarterback switch.

"We believe in Matt Cassel. We believe he can win games for us," Garrett said before adding, "We will evaluate the tape before we talk about anything regarding personnel." The last tidbit at least leaves open the door Kellen Moore will get a shot to show what he can do, but it does not sound as if that shot will come this week. Cassel threw for 114 yards on 29 attempts against the Packers and has thrown just one touchdown pass in his last four appearances.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Matt Cassel completed 13-of-29 passes for 114 yards and an interception in Dallas' 28-7, Week 14 loss to the Packers.

Cassel was as bad as a quarterback could be, comprehensively failing to challenge a defense that lost its No. 1 cornerback Sam Shields in the first half. Cassel displayed sub-Peyton arm drive, and so little accuracy it was hard to believe he was the best the Cowboys had to offer with their season on the line. Cassel is the complete 180 of a playmaker. Perhaps it's finally time for the Cowboys to see what Kellen Moore can do against the Jets in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Matt Cassel completed 16-of-29 passes for 222 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

Cassel didn't play well at all, missing several throws with inaccurate passes, but at least he didn't turn the ball over and helped guide the Cowboys to their first Tony Romo-less win of the season. At 4-8, they sit one game back of the 5-7 three-way-tied Eagles, Redskins, and Giants atop the worst division in football. For much of the game, Cassel rarely looked toward Dez Bryant, as the No. 1 receiver didn't catch a pass until the fourth quarter. He went off on the sidelines and had to be calmed down by the coaching staff, and at one point even took off his shoes in disgust. Cassel's longest pass of the game went to Bryant, however, as the two hooked up on a 42-yard deep ball to put the offense at the two-yard line before settling for a field goal. Cassel won't be on the streaming radar next week on the road at Green Bay.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Matt Cassel is more prepared to be the starting quarterback.

"Now he's gotten the benefit of being here all of this time playing in the games, and he will be able to do more, we'll be able to do more with our offense," Jones said. "We can plan on that. He's very capable, we were very fortunate he was available to us when Tony went down." It is unclear what Cassel did in two weeks as Tony Romo's (broken collarbone) backup to become a quality starter, but he is Dallas' only hope at this point. Cassel does not need to be added except in the deepest of formats.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Matt Cassel completed 13-of-19 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to Carolina.

Tony Romo appeared to re-fracture his collarbone in Thursday's defeat, which would force Cassel back into the starting lineup for the remainder of the season. We've seen Cassel's act before, and it's not pretty. Even against the Redskins in Week 13, Cassel would be a low-end two-quarterback-league option.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Matt Cassel completed 19-of-30 passes for 186 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Dallas' 10-6, Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He also fumbled, but the Cowboys recovered. The Cassel "era" ends as it began, with few big plays and little hope for the Cowboys to win. The career backup will now head back to the bench as Tony Romo (collarbone) returns for Week 11. Romo's return is a massive upgrade for every Cowboys skill player, and will help the defense/special teams, as well. Cassel could have a hard time finding No. 2 work next season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Matt Cassel (knee) is practicing in full for Week 10.

He also practiced in full last week. Cassel will make one more start before Tony Romo returns in Week 11.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Matt Cassel completed 25-of-38 passes for 299 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

It’s a huge upgrade from Cassel's last two games, but he took a lot of sacks and threw a fourth-quarter pick-six. Cassel checked down to Cole Beasley most of the night, targeting him 11 times and on two of his touchdowns. His only non-Beasley TD was a heave to the back of the end-zone that Dez Bryant came down with. The loss is the sixth straight for Dallas. Cassel will start one more game before Tony Romo is eligible to return.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 12:20:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Alex Tanney
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
4David Fluellen
GLB1Derrick Henry
2DeMarco Murray
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Tre McBride
3Jonathan Krause
WR21Tajae Sharpe
2Harry Douglas
3K.J. Maye
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Delanie Walker
2Phillip Supernaw
3Jace Amaro
4Jerome Cunningham
5Tim Semisch
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Sebastian Tretola
C1Ben Jones
2Karim Barton
RG1Josh Kline
2Josue Matias
RT1Jack Conklin
2Tyler Marz
K1Ryan Succop