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Norv Turner wanted Browns to sign Matt Cassel in 2013

By Sessler, Marc Norv Turner is thrilled to be working with veteran passer Matt Cassel in Minnesota. Had the Vikings play-caller had his way, they would have joined forces last season in Cleveland.

Source: National Football League

Teddy Bridgewater is OK if he’s not an immediate starter

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings appear content to let Matt Cassel start if necessary. And Teddy Bridgewater said that if that’s necessary, he’s OK with it. The rookie quarterback will undoubtedly get his chance to be the Vikings starter at some point, but Bridgewater said if that isn’t Week One, he understands. “It’s […]

OTA observations: With Bridgewater gone, Cassel takes first-team reps

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The order of red jerseys at Winter Park on Thursday afternoon looked pretty familiar.

Matt Cassel took the reins of the Minnesota Vikings’ starting offense as first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater attended a NFL Player’s Association event in Los Angeles. Akin to much of last season, Christian Ponder […]

Matt Cassel still with the ones in Vikings OTAs

By Darin Gantt

No Teddy, no mystery at Vikings camp. Repeating what happened at the previous minicamp, veteran quarterback Matt Cassel took the first team reps at quarterback for the Vikings Thursday, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. In perhaps the most telling scouting report of the day, he also noted that second-teamer […]

Christian Ponder’s first-team reps shouldn’t disrupt the status quo

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Teddy Bridgewater is still the favorite, the franchise quarterback and the future.

Matt Cassel is still the veteran fill-in quarterback.

And even though the Minnesota Vikings are opting to keep the quarterback competition open to Christian Ponder, …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Projected 2014 starters: Minnesota Vikings

By Rosenthal, Gregg A QB controversy could be bubbling in Minnesota if Teddy Bridgewater can outplay Matt Cassel. But who would be the No. 1 signal-caller if the season started today? Gregg Rosenthal has the answer.

Source: National Football League

Projected depth chart and draft needs for the Vikings offense

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Less than a week before the draft, let’s review the Minnesota Vikings’ depth chart situation on offense. We’ll provide a brief breakdown of the defense on Sunday, followed by position previews of draft prospects on Monday (QB), Tuesday (LB) and Wednesday (DB).

Quarterbacks Projected starter: Matt CasselOn the team: Christian PonderNear the […]

Zulgad: Vikings’ QB situation more waiting game than competition

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — There are times when access to coaches and players can be a beneficial thing and there are other moments when it only serves to confuse the situation.

The latter scenario proved to be the case Wednesday at Winter Park.

Upon completion of the second day of the Vikings’ […]

Zulgad: Vikings shouldn’t gamble on a QB; leave that for other teams

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The opinion from this corner has been that the Vikings should continue their offseason trend of addressing defense and use the eighth-overall pick in next month’s draft on that side of the ball.

The obvious comeback is that the Vikings need a QB of the future and that Matt Cassel isn’t that […]

Free agency tracker: Vikings have 6 former players left on the market

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Joe Webb was the most recent former Minnesota Vikings player to find a new team. Toby Gerhart signed a lucrative deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Chris Cook landed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Vikings re-signed quarterback Matt Cassel, defensive end Everson Griffen, defensive tackle Fred Evans, guards […]