Latest Mike Vrabel Stories

2009-09-10 14:08:31

Starting quarterback Matt Cassel is questionable for the Chiefs regular season-opener at Baltimore because of a gimpy right knee, the Kansas City star reported. Cassel sprained the knee during the opening series of a pre-season contest against Seattle on Aug. 29. Coach Todd Haley said he remains optimistic about Cassel's availability. We've got a couple of more days of practice here to evaluate where he's at, Haley told reporters after Cassel wore full pads at Wednesday's practice, but...

2009-07-15 13:36:10

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed quarterback Matt Cassel to a multi-year contract. No terms were disclosed by the NFL team, but the Kansas City Star reported he will receive as much as $63 million through the 2014 season, $28 million guaranteed. The Chiefs acquired Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel from New England in February for a second-round pick in this year's NFL Draft. I am honored and humbled by the faith that the Chiefs organization has displayed in me, he told the newspaper in a...

2009-02-28 19:25:00

The New England Patriots traded quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round draft pick. If both players pass their physicals, they will be reunited with General Manager Scott Pioli, who was the Patriots' vice president of player personnel before he succeeded Carl Peterson in Kansas City. I have a long history with both players, said Pioli in a statement. Mike and Matt are men that I respect both personally and professionally. I look forward...

2005-12-27 01:36:21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdowns to Mike Vrabel and Corey Dillon rushed for two more as the New England Patriots eased to a 31-21 win over the New York Jets on Monday. The game marked the end of an era for Monday Night Football (MNF), which after 35 years had blossomed into one of the most successful broadcast franchises in North American sport. Next season the programme will move from ABC to ESPN, who paid $1.1 billion for the rights to the prime-time...

2005-08-18 21:44:38

By Jason Szep FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (Reuters) - From dousing rookies in mud to shaving off chunks of their hair, the customary hazing at the New England Patriots' training camp gives some light relief to the hard questions shadowing their every step. Foremost among these is whether one of America's greatest football dynasties, led by a coach hailed as a genius by his peers and a "mad scientist" by opposing quarterbacks, can reap another year of historic success despite big...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.