• Frazier: Cassel out of Vikes' starting QB mix

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Oct 30, 2013
    That would be Matt Cassel, Frazier said Monday. Frazier said the decision has come down to either Josh Freeman or Christian Ponder, which leaves Matt Cassel out of the mix, Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Cassel is 31, is in his ninth season and might not be more than a reliable backup at this point in his career. The only way to make that happen is to play him, as Frazier admitted on Monday as part of a discussion about both Freeman and Ponder. Matt Cassel came to the Vikings in March expecting to back up Ponder, and the Vikings' hierarchy at quarterback stayed undisturbed until September, when Ponder threw five interceptions during an 0-3 start and fractured a rib on Sept. He has led us to some wins in the past. While Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman jockey for playing time this week Ponder was the first quarterback taking snaps during individual drills in practice on Wednesday, and left the field first while Freeman worked with practice squad receiver Adam Thielen the one Minnesota Vikings quarterback not in the running to start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys is the only one that has led them to a win this season.
    • Matt Cassel on his unpredictable season

      EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman jockey for playing time this week -- Ponder was the first quarterback taking snaps during individual drills in practice on Wednesday, and left the field first while Freeman worked with pract…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Matt Cassel and the Vikings' pecking order

      EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The most frequent question appearing in my Twitter feed this afternoon is probably also the most obvious one raised by coach Leslie Frazier's admission the Vikings are only considering Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder to start on…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Frazier Says Either Ponder Or Freeman Will Start Vs Dallas

    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier did not announce a starting quarterback during his press conference Monday, but he eliminated one of the three quarterbacks from the running. Frazier said the decision has come down to either Josh Freeman or Christian Ponder…

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