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December 30, 2018 09:04 PM
Lions' Matt Cassel: Little action in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed seven of 17 passes for 59 yards and one interception across two game appearances in 2018.

Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford played through a list of injuries all season long and Cassel consequently made just two appearances on the year, once when the Lions blew out the Jets in Week 1 and another in Week 15 on the opposite side of a blowout against the Vikings. The 36-year-old Cassel will now enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, though it's possible the Lions could bring the USC product back for another go-around in 2019.

December 24, 2018 04:48 PM
Lions' Matt Cassel: Enters game in relief of Stafford
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed five of 11 passes for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.

Cassel replaced starting quarterback Matthew Stafford once the game got out of hand in the fourth quarter. Considering how little the Lions to play for entering Week 17 -- coupled with Stafford's noted health issues with his back -- we could possibly see another Cassel appearance during Detroit's season finale in Green Bay.

June 5, 2018 06:24 PM
Lions' Matt Cassel: Moves to No. 2 on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel has surpassed Jake Rudock for the No. 2 spot on the Lions' quarterback depth chart, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Cassel had been working behind Rudock during OTAs, but it appears a late swap on the depth chart has occurred. The veteran signal-caller has plenty of experience under his belt, appearing in 15 or 16 games in three straight seasons from 2008-10. There's still a lot of time remaining before the season starts, but Cassel sits in good position as training camp approaches.

April 4, 2018 06:04 PM
Lions' Matt Cassel: Slated to back up Stafford
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions are nearing agreement on a contract with Cassel, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Cassel provides the Lions with a veteran backup option behind starter Matthew Stafford. Jake Rudock is also in the team's quarterback room, but the 35-year-old Cassel may have the upper hand for the No. 2 job, given his 81 games of NFL starting experience since 2008.

March 9, 2018 01:12 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Released by Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel was released by the Titans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Cassel was horrific in his one fill-in start last season, throwing for 4.4 yards per attempt in a 16-10 loss to the Dolphins in Week 5. He'll turn 36 in May and may need to compete for a backup job if he decides to continue his career. The Titans are left with Brandon Weeden, Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson behind Marcus Mariota. The team likely will seek a backup QB upgrade in free agency or the draft.

October 9, 2017 03:54 AM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Struggles as fill-in starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed 21 of 32 passes for 141 yards with a touchdown and a lost fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Dolphins.

Two plays after having a 59-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker erased on an offensive pass interference penalty, Cassel had a strip-sack fumble returned for a 38-yard Miami touchdown. He failed to get Tennessee's wide receivers involved early, throwing 10 of his 12 first-half completions to tight ends or running backs as his team went into the break trailing 10-3. While he erased that deficit with an 11-yard touchdown to tight end Phillip Supernaw in the third quarter, Cassel was unable to produce any more points the rest of the way. It's clear the Titans need Marcus Mariota to come back from his hamstring strain as quickly as possible, as the 35-year-old Cassel doesn't have much left in the tank.

October 9, 2017 04:03 AM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Draws start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

With Marcus Mariota (hamstring) unavailable Sunday, at a minimum, Cassel will draw the start at QB for the Titans, with Brandon Weeden set to serve as his backup. Cassel completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards, with no TDs and two interceptions in relief of Mariota in last Sunday's 57-14 loss to the Texans. He's a speculative Week 5 fantasy lineup option, especially with the team's running back duo of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry capable of engineering a bounce-back effort after the team's collective dud in Week 4.

October 9, 2017 04:04 AM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel is expected to receive the start at quarterback Sunday against the Dolphins with Marcus Mariota (hamstring) considered unlikely to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Titans are still officially labeling Mariota as questionable and a game-time decision for the contest, but with his recovery time from the hamstring injury -- which he suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Texans -- estimated at 2-to-4 weeks, it appears though he hasn't quite healed up yet. As a result, Cassel, who completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in relief of Mariota last Sunday, is in line for his first start since Week 17 of last season. Given his middling numbers since his Pro Bowl campaign with the Chiefs in 2010, Cassel profiles as a lower-tier fantasy option at the position, and his presence behind center will likely result in a downgrade in production from the Titans' receivers as well.

October 2, 2017 03:00 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Relieves Mariota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards and two picks in Sunday's 57-14 loss to Houston.

Cassel came in in the third quarter after Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring. It was an ugly look, but, in fairness to Cassel, the game was out of hand when he entered and Tennessee was forced to throw it. Nonetheless, nobody in Tennessee is going to want to see Cassel in there too long if Mariota misses time. In two extended looks last season, Cassel completed 58 percent of his passes for a paltry 5.5 yards per attempt. He shouldn't be on most radars from a fantasy perspective, even if Mariota is out for awhile.

August 20, 2017 10:52 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Suits up against Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed eight of 13 passes for 88 yards and added a seven-yard scramble in Saturday's preseason win over the Panthers.

Cassel suited up for Week 2 of preseason after sitting the opener for precautionary reasons related to a minor thumb injury. As expected, Cassel finished the first half after starter Marcus Mariota worked two drives. The veteran's as locked into a No. 2 role as any quarterback in the league since he has no chance of surpassing a healthy Mariota but also enjoys plenty of job security given third-stringer Alex Tanney's underwhelming resume.

August 12, 2017 08:24 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Expected to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel (thumb) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets, the Tennessean's Jason Wolf reports.

Cassel getting the green light to play in preseason action suggests the thumb injury that ailed him throughout OTAs and minicamp is a thing of the past. He should rotate in before Alex Tanney but after starter Marcus Mariota.

May 31, 2017 03:36 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Injures thumb, out until training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel suffered a thumb injury that will require surgery, but he's expected to be ready for training camp.

The veteran signal-caller will have a pin inserted into his throwing thumb after injuring it earlier in the week. Fortunately, the time frame for his return lines up with the start of training camp, so it's expected that he won't miss any time beyond the remainder of OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Once healthy, Cassel figures to assume the backup role behind Marcus Mariota. The Titans are not expected to add another quarterback for depth in Cassel's absence.

March 2, 2017 06:08 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Signs extension with Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel signed a contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Securing Cassel for the next year was one of Tennessee's main priorities entering this offseason. The extension will keep the veteran quarterback as the Titans' backup for the 2017 campaign. Marcus Mariota broke his right fibula in Week 16, pushing Cassel into the starting quarterback role. In his only start of the season, he completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Mariota is making steady progress in his recovery, it is very possible that Cassel could see starting reps during training camp and into the preseason.

January 1, 2017 07:55 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Beats Texans in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over Houston.

Cassel wasn't very impressive filling in for Marcus Mariota (leg), but did enough to win his lone start of the season. Most of his damage came courtesy of wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who had nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. The unrestricted free agent will likely land a backup role somewhere else this offseason.

December 24, 2016 06:15 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Will earn spot start in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel will start next Sunday's game against the Texans due to Marcus Mariota's season-ending broken fibula.

Mariota's right leg was injured during a third-quarter sack Sunday in Jacksonville, requiring an air cast and a cart to make sure he reached the locker room without further aggravation. Directing the offense thereafter was Cassel, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Titans' playoff hopes now hinge on results elsewhere in the division in Week 16, but if they're alive on Jan. 1, the veteran signal-caller will seek out the franchise's first visit to the postseason since 2008.

October 28, 2016 02:21 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Completes lone pass in mop-up duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed his lone passing attempt for 10 yards, and added a two-yard run in Thursday's 36-22 win over the Jaguars.

Cassel got some mop-up duty with the Titans nursing a 36-8 lead inside four minutes to play in the fourth. With Marcus Mariota heating up of late, the veteran backup won't see any meaningful playing time unless the second-year starter gets hurt.

August 29, 2016 12:58 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Plays one drive in third preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel only threw three passes Saturday against the Raiders, completing two for 16 yards.

Cassel is entrenched as the backup in Tennessee, so the Titans coaching staff opted to play him for just one drive to open the second half. The veteran is unlikely to see the field extensively unless Marcus Mariota gets hurt.

August 14, 2016 02:08 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Makes Titans debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel completed three of five passes for 55 yards, and added a three-yard run in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

Cassel looked solid in his Titans debut, but he is very unlikely to move up or down from his current spot as Marcus Mariota's backup regardless of performance. Mariota did miss four games due to injury as a rookie, so it wouldn't be shocking if Cassel saw the field at some point during the season.

May 16, 2016 02:26 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: In line for Titans backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel is the clear favorite to back up Marcus Mariota after the Titans waived fellow quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Monday.

Cassel brings veteran experience in the locker room, and has proved capable of holding his own at the NFL level in the past. The soon-to-be 34-year-old got a nice early birthday present with Mettenberger's departure, especially since Mariota did miss four games last year due to injury.

March 9, 2016 05:00 PM
Titans' Matt Cassel: Set to back up Mariota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cassel has signed a one-year deal with the Titans, reports.

Cassel, who turns 34 in May, continues his tour around the NFL, and in his new uniform he'll be counted on to provide the Titans with an experienced veteran backup option behind franchise QB Marcus Mariota.


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