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12:48 PM ET 03.14 | The Kansas City Chiefs have released quarterback Matt Cassel, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Cassel was the starting quarterback for four seasons in Kansas City after being acquired in 2009 for a second-round draft pick. Cassel made the Pro Bowl in 2010 after throwing 27 touchdowns against seven interceptions, but never replicated that success in his other seasons in Kansas City. Last year, Cassel began as the starter but was unseated by Brady Quinn after having a brutal campaign. Cassel tossed 12 interceptions and fumbled six times in only nine games. The low point of the season came against the Baltimore Ravens in Arrowhead Stadium, when a hit from nose tackle Haloti Ngata resulted in a concussion. With Cassel on the ground after the hit, a smattering of embarrassing applause rang out from the crowd.

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March 14, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Maybe Cleveland will pick him up

March 14, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Maybe Cleveland will pick him up

Wake up Jerry Jones, Cassel is from the school of Belichick is now available!

March 14, 2013  01:33 PM ET

He'll be a good backup for the right price.

March 14, 2013  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He'll be a good backup for the right price.

Yea as long as he is never called to action. This guy stinks, funny how people still wanna give these guys chance after chance.

March 14, 2013  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Maybe Cleveland will pick him up

Why, do they need a first baseman?

March 14, 2013  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why, do they need a first baseman?

Can he still hit???

March 14, 2013  03:06 PM ET

He too would be considered an upgrade over every QB that the JETS currently have!

March 14, 2013  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Can he still hit???

Not since little league. At USC he only had one at bat and he whiffed. I wonder how many other sports he didn't start in.

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March 14, 2013  03:30 PM ET

Enough smattering of embarrassing applause rang out when this announcement was made

March 14, 2013  03:30 PM ET

*Another

March 14, 2013  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yea as long as he is never called to action. This guy stinks, funny how people still wanna give these guys chance after chance.

I remember a game when the Pats played Miami, and were up like 49-3 at halftime. They brought in Cassel, and he stunk so badly that Brady had to come back out to finish the game.

I have no idea what happened the year Brady hurt his knee and Cassel became the starter. The went 11-5. If Cassel is as bad as he seems, how good were the rest of the Pats that year?

March 14, 2013  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I remember a game when the Pats played Miami, and were up like 49-3 at halftime. They brought in Cassel, and he stunk so badly that Brady had to come back out to finish the game.I have no idea what happened the year Brady hurt his knee and Cassel became the starter. The went 11-5. If Cassel is as bad as he seems, how good were the rest of the Pats that year?

Man that is a question I'd pay to know the answer to. Having been a witness to him in person doing what he does (awfully) I can attest that he has no business being in the NFL whatsoever. The guy couldn't beat anyone out in college for crying out loud. Pathetic. The Pats just might have the best system in place to be honest. Plug and play in many spots.

March 14, 2013  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I remember a game when the Pats played Miami, and were up like 49-3 at halftime. They brought in Cassel, and he stunk so badly that Brady had to come back out to finish the game.I have no idea what happened the year Brady hurt his knee and Cassel became the starter. The went 11-5. If Cassel is as bad as he seems, how good were the rest of the Pats that year?

2009 had to be an anomaly.

March 14, 2013  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yea as long as he is never called to action. This guy stinks, funny how people still wanna give these guys chance after chance.

Apparently, the Vikes couldn't wait to give him that chance.

March 14, 2013  04:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Apparently, the Vikes couldn't wait to give him that chance.

Well at least he went somewhere that breeds success....:/

March 14, 2013  05:56 PM ET

adios

 
March 14, 2013  07:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Well at least he went somewhere that breeds success....:/

HAHAHA!!!!!!

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