on March 1, 2009 by in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

Patriots quarterback Cassel joins Chiefs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Kansas City Chiefs completed a trade for New England Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel on Saturday.

The teams have agreed the deal but details were not immediately available, said the league’s official website (www.nfl.com).

Cassel saw the first significant action of his NFL career last year, taking over as starter from the injured Tom Brady in the second week of the season.

He started 15 games, completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 3,693 yards and 21 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to help the Patriots to an 11-5 record.

Cassel will be joining former New England team mate Mike Vrabel in Kansas City.

New Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, the former Patriots vice president of player personnel, traded for linebacker Vrabel on Friday.

(Writing by Larry Fine, Editing by Tony Jimenez)