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Leslie Frazier: I don’t see why we’d make a quarterback change

By Josh Alper

The Vikings play on Thursday this week, which means coach Leslie Frazier won’t be able to repeat last week’s extended hemming and hawing about the identity of his starting quarterback. Frazier moved to cut off any speculation right after Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, saying that Christian Ponder would make […]

Frazier confirms that Cassel starts, Ponder backs up

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings have bigger problems at the moment.

But the expected quarterback change (at least the first in a series) has gone down.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that Matt Cassel would start Sunday against the Panthers and Christian Ponder would be the backup. That leaves recently acquired Josh Freeman waiting […]

Zulgad: Team should hope it can announce Christian Ponder's benching


A fractured rib means the Minnesota Vikings don’t have to face the reality of the Christian Ponder situation for a few more weeks.

Obviously, the general public doesn’t know the extent of the injury to the Vikings’ first selection in the 2011 draft, but for now the team is well within its rights […]

Vikings injury report: Ponder, Cook, Sanford and Ellison out on Sun.


The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) on Sunday in London.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison (knee) did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out.

Ponder played the entire […]

Matt Cassel will start for Vikings

By Josh Alper

The Vikings sent a hint about who would be their starting quarterback against the Steelers at Friday’s practice when Christian Ponder was on the sideline without a helmet during the portion of practice open to the media.

They confirmed it a short time later. The Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will […]