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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 […]

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook injured groin, will miss rest of game

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook tweaked is groin in the first half Sunday and will not return, according to the team.

When Cook initially went to the sidelines, he was listed as “probable” to return, but was downgraded to “questionable” before being ruled out during half time.

With Cook out, A.J. Jefferson played […]

Swing tackle is J'Marcus Webb's job to lose

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — New Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb doesn’t want to talk about what went wrong with his former team the Chicago Bears.

Webb threw out a ‘no comment’ and then proceeded to laugh it off for 13 seconds before being just as coy in more words.

“I’m […]

Reports: Vikings claim former Bears OT Webb off waivers

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly claimed former Chicago Bears tackle J’Marcus Webb, less than 24 hours after he was cut by the divisional rival.

Webb became famous for getting on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s bad side, publicly shoving the tackle after Webb missed an assignment leading to a Cutler sack in Week […]

Fighting For A Spot: Marcus Sherels Comes Up Big When It Matters Most

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – If you happen to find yourself playing on the field during the fourth preseason game of an NFL season, odds are pretty good that you are out there playing for your career. Whether you’re performance to date has been sub-par […]

Kevin Williams, Chris Cook exit early in Vikings preseason loss

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams had a noticeable limp after taking an unexpected low block, that was away from the play, in the third quarter of a preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

 

Coach Leslie Frazier said this week he didn’t want to overwork Williams, but still rode him with […]

Musgrave doesn’t rule out a return by Webb to quarterback

By Mike Florio

After three seasons at quarterback and an abysmal postseason start against the Packers, the Vikings moved Joe Webb from quarterback to receiver. Now, as Webb struggles to make the roster as a wideout, the team could move him back to quarterback. On Thursday, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave didn’t rule out a return […]

Vikings rookie Xavier Rhodes healthy, ready to start ‘growing pains’

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he’s never had a hamstring injury in his football career.

There’s a first for everything, including when Rhodes takes the field for his NFL debut on Friday at the Buffalo Bills.

“I don’t try to stress it at all,” Rhodes told 1500ESPN.com on Tuesday. “When you […]

Toby Gerhart to make most of preseason before free agency in 2014

MANKATO, Minn. — Statistically, Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart has less mileage during three NFL seasons than Adrian Peterson had during his triumphant run to winning league MVP last year.

That’s good for the Vikings, who need fresh legs to fill in for the few plays Peterson sits out in the regular season.

But […]

Notebook: Desmond Bishop To Start On The Outside

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com

@AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The practices have not even begun at 2013 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp and we already have a little clarification on one of our ‘Five starting positions that may be up for grabs.‘

As Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier met with the media for the first […]