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IT’S OFFICIAL: Matt Cassel Will Start For Vikings In London

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By: Aj Mansour |

News broke earlier Friday morning that starting quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice Friday afternoon in London paving the way for Matt Cassel to get the reps in practice and opening the door for all of the rumors of a Matt Cassel start to return.

Shortly after practice, the Vikings official Twitter account broke the news naming Matt Cassel the starting quarterback for the Vikings in week 4.

Meeting the media after practice, Frazier confirmed that Ponder is OUT this week with a fractured rib. Ponder reportedly underwent a CT scan earlier in the week and it was ruled to be too risky to put him out there.

Cassel, who signed a two-year deal with the Vikings this off season, has started 62 games throughout his 9-year NFL career including one Pro Bowl season in 2010. As a starter Cassel has completed 58.9% of his passes for 13,242 yards and 80 touchdowns.

We will recieve more quotes and comments from Coach Frazier, Cassel and Ponder as they meet the press in London throughout the morning.

Aj Mansour covers Minnesota Sports for Feel free to leave comments and questions regarding this post in the space provided below. For Vikings updates and breaking Vikings news, follow Aj on Twitter. @AjKFAN

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