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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Ex-Chief Matt Cassel wins starting job in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater

08/25/2014 9:54 AM

08/25/2014 9:57 AM

Former Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has won the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback job over rookie Teddy Bridgewater, according to multiple reports.

Cassel, 32, has started each of Minnesota’s three preseason games, completing 26-of-39 passes for 367 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Cassel started six games last season for the Vikings, going 3-3 and completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,807 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

On Saturday against the Chiefs, he completed nine of 17 passes for 152 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

During his stint in Kansas City, Cassel was 854 of 1489 with 59 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. The Chiefs went 19-28 in games he started.

The Vikings open the season Sept. 7 against the Rams in St. Louis.


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