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

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

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 […]

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 of […]

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 drafted […]

Jerome Felton ready to boost Vikings’ running game

Jerome Felton made his first Pro Bowl appearance last year leading the way for MVP running back Adrian Peterson. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) BRIAN HALL | EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jerome Felton was forced to watch the Minnesota Vikings’ first three games of the season away from the team that gave him a three-year […]

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, Winfield […]

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 […]

Zulgad: Bill Musgrave can choose to show today that Ponder is his guy

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Only one game into the season, the Minnesota Vikings could provide a real tip as to how dedicated they are to making sure Christian Ponder remains their quarterback.

Ponder’s poor performance in a season-opening loss at Detroit last weekend was a topic of great discussion, especially since many (including the Vikings) had been […]

Matt Kalil slumping at inopportune time against Peppers, Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line allowed a season-high 15 quarterback pressures in their first meeting against the Chicago Bears in Week 12 last season.

Left tackle Matt Kalil, then a rookie, allowed Bear’s veteran defensive end Julius Peppers to get to quarterback Christian Ponder six of those times. And […]

Notebook: Rookie Zach Line thrown into Adrian Peterson's path

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said before he prefers to be alone in the backfield.

But that was before the violent runner’s miraculous 2012 season, which brought fullback Jerome Felton to the Pro Bowl.

However, with Felton suspended for the first three games in 2013, Peterson will […]

Ponder Confident Heading Into Make-Or-Break Season

By Eric Henderson

(credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder stepped to the podium for his first press conference of the 2013 regular season and, truth be told, kind of started to ramble.

“This is awesome. I know the whole team is excited, the whole organization is excited for this […]