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Zulgad: Matt Cassel gets valuable experience in Vikings’ offense

MINNEAPOLIS — Since signing Matt Cassel to a two-year, $7.4 million contract in March, the Minnesota Vikings have given no indication that they want the veteran’s presence to cause a quarterback controversy.

Cassel made it clear shortly after he joined the Vikings that he knew Christian Ponder was the starter and that has been […]

Cordarrelle Patterson impresses, but is far from satisfied

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made a great first impression on an announced crowd of 62,306 at the Metrodome, taking the opening kickoff back 50 yards and adding four receptions for 54 yards in the first half of a 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

But he’s going to focus on the […]

Vikings’ plan for Christian Ponder meant QB had a short night

MINNEAPOLIS — Leslie Frazier had decided before the Minnesota Vikings’ 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans in their preseason opener Friday night that starting quarterback Christian Ponder would only play one series.

Of course, the Vikings coach was hoping that Ponder would be on the field for more than two plays. That didn’t turn out […]

Rookie wide receivers star as Texans beat Vikings in preseason opener

MINNEAPOLIS — DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson showed off some of that first-round talent.

The Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings can’t wait to put that to use when the games actually count.

Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Vikings. Patterson had an equally […]