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Zulgad: Christian Ponder's ribs convenient excuse to start Matt Cassel

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Christian Ponder told reporters covering the Minnesota Vikings in London that he expects to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a rib injury.

That puts him in the minority.

The Vikings have plenty of reason to attempt to save face when it comes to Ponder – which means they don’t want […]

Antoine Winfield pursuing NFL return in “right situation”

By Curtis Crabtree

When the Seattle Seahawks told Antoine Winfield that they planned to release him in August, the 15-year veteran cornerback elected to call it a career. He had been named to an All-Pro team and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection in his time with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings.

However, […]

Antoine Winfield reportedly will consider NFL return

Around the League

By Chris Wesseling

Around the League Writer

When Antoine Winfield decided to hang up the spikes after being released by the Seattle Seahawks during final cuts, the cornerback’s agent wisely held off on filing the required retirement paperwork.

The 14-year veteran now is working out in Houston and will consider a […]

Reports: Christian Ponder limited in London with rib injury

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Word from across the pond early Wednesday morning is Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a rib injury in the loss to the Cleveland Browns and was limited in practice this morning.

The Vikings left for London on Monday as they are the ‘home’ team and mandated to host a bevy of events […]

Testing waters or innocent comment? With Brett Favre, you never know

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

This item would be worth a chuckle if it were about anybody but Brett Favre. But because it is Favre, you have to wonder if the soon-to-be 44-year-old is up to something.

Favre’s longtime agent and close friend, Bus Cook, told the website AL.com on Monday night that he has never seen the […]

Offensive formations and film observations: Week 3 vs. Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Offensive formations and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Cleveland Browns.

Every Tuesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings offense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball […]

Zulgad: Christian Ponder only part of problem with disappointing Vikings

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Much of the anger over the Minnesota Vikings’ 0-3 start has been directed at Christian Ponder.

This comes as no surprise.

It’s always easy to point at the quarterback when times are tough and, in Ponder’s case, he has never been seen by fans as the solution to this franchise’s issues at that […]

Vikings place rookie Zach Line on IR, free up spot for Felton

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line’s dream came to an abrupt end on Monday when he was placed on injured reserve.

Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton returned from a three-game suspension and the team needed to make room on the roster before he can practice.

Line was the only undrafted […]

Felton returns from suspension, Vikings still need to make a cut

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton watched the first two road losses alone as he served his three-game suspension from a DUI arrest two summers ago.

On Monday, Felton returned to the team and is eligible to practice and play after being sidelined since Aug. 31. He’ll take the field […]

Cook, Sanford to have MRI exams as Vikings leave for London

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings secondary was a question mark heading into the 2013 season, but after allowing almost 1,000 passing yards through the first three games — it’s a glaring weakness in this winless team.

And now safety Jamarca Sanford (quad), cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) […]