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Matt Cassel to start for Vikings over Christian Ponder

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder fans across the pond won’t have the opportunity to see the quarterback play Sunday.

The Vikings announced Friday that backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in place of Ponder, who suffered a rib injury in Week 3.

Ponder was held out […]

It's official, Matt Cassel will start against the Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Christian Ponder era may be over, barring how well backup quarterback Matt Cassel performs when he makes his first start for the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in London.

The Minnesota Vikings verified Twitter account announced the news early Friday morning.

Ponder has started 29 games since being […]

Reports: Christian Ponder not practicing, Cassel likely to start

By akrammer@1500espn.com

According to multiple reports from London, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice early Friday and did not have his helmet with him.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel would make his first start as a member of the Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday if Ponder can’t go from an apparent rib […]

“I’ve Got To Hit The Ground Running…” FB Jerome Felton Rejoins Vikings After Suspension

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – It’s been a rough first three weeks of the 2013 season for most of the Minnesota Vikings players, but none took it as hard as fullback Jerome Felton.

Felton, who was forced to serve a suspension and sit out the first three games of […]

Cordarrelle Patterson will see more snaps for Vikings

By Sessler, Marc

Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson made a strong impression on the Minnesota Vikings during the offseason. So why isn’t he playing more?

The physical wide receiver, who wears No. 84 as a tribute to Randy Moss, played just six snaps in the 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday after getting just […]

Glazer: Ponder on shorter leash than believed

By Mike Florio

Outwardly, the Vikings are committed to quarterback Christian Ponder. Inwardly, maybe not.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the leash on the third-year ball-thrower is shorter than believed. If Ponder continues to struggle (he had three interceptions last week), the 12th pick in the 2011 draft could be benched for Matt Cassel.

[…]

Notebook: Vikings Locked and loaded on Hester

Devin Hester (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 The Vikings have the ultimate respect for Devin Hester’s return ability and they should. Now they get to face him with a rookie punter. Devin Hester still has it.

That’s the assessment of the Chicago Bears punt and kick returner offered […]

NFL Fines Ndamukong Suh $100,000 For Low Block On Sullivan

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Two days removed from the actual act, the NFL announced Tuesday that they had fined Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $100,000 for his illegal low block on Vikings center John Sullivan Sunday in Detroit.

Sullivan, who joined KFAN on Monday, told Paul Allen that ” […]

Ndamukong Suh's low block upsets Minnesota Vikings

By Patra, Kevin

Ndamukong Suh’s solid opening game, as part of a stout Detroit Lions front that bottled up Adrian Peterson, will be overshadowed by a boneheaded personal foul penalty.

The defensive tackle was flagged for a low block on the Minnesota Vikings’ John Sullivan when he dove at the defenseless center from behind after […]

Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

By smkitzman

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle.

Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

Reiff and the […]