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Jerome Simpson glad Matt Cassel in Vikings’ huddle

By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer

Days after Josh Freeman was relieved of his duties in Tampa Bay, our second quarterback switch of the week has taken place in Minnesota — or, more accurately, London — where the Vikings will face the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Cassel at the helm.

Let’s be clear: […]

Greg Jennings: Cassel is “more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle.”

By Josh Alper

Matt Cassel is starting at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday, a move that wasn’t unexpected with Christian Ponder battling a fractured rib.

It’s also a move that the team’s wide receivers are greeting with compliments for the way Cassel leads the offense. Jerome Simpson said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis […]

What We’ve Learned About the Minnesota Vikings Through 3 Games

By Tom Schreier (Featured Columnist) The Vikings have to be careful or they are going to let Peterson’s talent go to waste. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

How did it come to this?

How did we go from “Hey, the Cleveland Browns traded Trent Richardson, are starting a third-string quarterback and tanking their season” to “The Browns […]

Notebook: Williams probable, misses practice

Kevin Williams (John Emms/Viking Update) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 13, 2013 Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed practice Friday, but it was for personal reasons, not his knee injury. Plus, updates and notes on other injuries for the Vikings and Bears, potential fines from last week and more. Despite missing Friday’s practice with […]

Mackey: Of Christian Ponder, the modern NFL QB... and Tommy Maddox

By pmackey@1500espn.com

We are in a golden age of quarterback play in the NFL.

Quarterbacks are throwing the ball more than ever, rules cater toward keeping quarterbacks healthy, and offenses are increasingly ramping up pace of play by using the no-huddle.

In 1990, exactly one quarterback threw for 4,000 yards (Warren Moon), and one quarterback […]

A comfortable Christian Ponder still adjusting to Greg Jennings routes

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson stood behind a pack of media members, trying to distract quarterback Christian Ponder as he spoke after Wednesday’s walkthrough — the final one of training camp.

Ponder was in the middle of talking about what the first-team offense needs to accomplish during Friday’s game at the Buffalo […]

DAY 13 TRAINING CAMP NOTES

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – Day thirteen from beautiful Mankato, Minnesota and the practice fields have emptied. No-huddle offense was the focus this afternoon and the results were pretty good, if you’re an fan of the offensive side of the ball. The following are a few observations from the day’s festivities.

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