go to MSN.com
Found May 16, 2013 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

While Christian Ponder may be the incumbent, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback who actually started a playoff game after the 2012 season is no longer in the picture at the position.

According to The Associated Press, the Vikings are planning to convert former backup QB Joe Webb into a full-time receiver for the team. Webb completed 11 of 30 passes for 180 yards in that 24-10 wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers, but it's Webb's skills as a wideout at Alabama-Birmingham that Minnesota is looking at.

During his time in college, Webb served as a QB-WR hybrid, with the Vikings selecting him in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft largely because of his athleticism — many believed Webb was actually being drafted as a receiver. However, Minnesota signed Matt Cassel to be Ponder's backup this offseason, leaving Webb without a role.

Webb was informed of the team's decision after the Vikings took Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in last month's draft.

"Coach brought me in the office and talked to me about the different plans they had and stuff," Webb told the Star-Tribune. "I haven't played [receiver] since my rookie minicamp, but I think I can adjust to it pretty good. You just have to put in a lot of work. [Wide receivers coach George Stewart] will do a lot of that with me, so we'll see what happens."

Webb ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine as a prospect. However, he's only caught one pass in the NFL.

More from NESN.com:
4 Comments:
  • Hey, Tebow? Watch this guy, you could learn something.
  • Brad Childress was a idiot, Webb should have never been groomed for a NFL Ouarterback. Just as T-Jack should have been groomed as a tight end, not QB. I bet Joe Webb would be a decent wide out by now!
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Vikings make Joe Webb a full-time wide receiver

The Minnesota Vikings have moved Joe Webb from quarterback to wide receiver, according to the Star-Tribune. Those who thought Joe Webb had no future as at quarterback should be happy, because the former Alabama-Birmingham standout has become a full-time wide receiver for the Vikings.   Coach Leslie Frazier said the decision to shift Webb to receiver was made after the draft...

Damn! The Minnesota Vikings Fly Through Video of Their New Stadium is Badass

Opening the roof over the new home of the Minnesota Vikings would have forced planners of the $975 million project to eliminate some of the fancy features. So the team, the public agency in charge of the stadium and the architects designing it literally saw the light. The yet-to-be-named multipurpose facility will have a translucent roof and moveable front windows. Bryan Trubey,...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Donovan McNabb Retire As a Viking?

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' Point/Counterpoint, where we interview two experts on a hotly contested topic of interest for Minnesota Vikings fans. This week, we're tackling the news of former Eagles, Redskins, and Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb retiring. We asked an Eagles fan and a Vikings fan to make a case in support of their own team as to why McNabb should wear...

Vikings' Greenway named to NFL Network Top 100

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Playing in the Minnesota Vikings' 4-3 defense, outside linebacker Chad Greenway doesn't always get the same credit the pass-rushing outside linebackers in 3-4 systems receive. Greenway clearly has earned a strong reputation though. Greenway was named No. 70 in the NFL Network's Top 100 list of NFL players, as chosen by votes of players in the league...

Vikings sign three draft picks; only first-rounders remain

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With two weeks before organized team activities officially begin, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with three more of their third-day draft picks, leaving only the team's three first-rounders left to sign. Minnesota announced Wednesday via its Twitter account the team has signed fifth-round pick Jeff Locke, sixth-round pick Jeff Baca and seventh...

Healthy Simpson looking to make full impact in Year 2

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jerome Simpson came to the Minnesota Vikings last season as a breath of fresh air. The former Cincinnati Bengals receiver was excitable, always smiling and he connected with quarterback Christian Ponder on a few big plays during minicamp. He was going to be the deep-threat receiver Minnesota had been looking for. Then he served his three-game suspension for...

Vikings sign 3 more draft picks

The Minnesota Vikings have signed three more draft picks, including punter Jeff Locke of UCLA. The Vikings announced the signings on Wednesday. Locke was taken in the fifth round to replace longtime punter Chris Kluwe, who was released last week. The team also signed sixth-round draft choice Jeff Baca, a guard from UCLA, and seventh-rounder Travis Bond, a guard from North Carolina...

Fantasy Football: Will Kyle Rudolph Be an Elite Tight End in 2013?

. Obviously a brilliant Pro Bowl appearance is not a good measure of future success, but his five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown en route to the MVP honors gave a glimpse into his potential. There were times during the season when Rudolph flashed that same brilliance, particularly as he scored five touchdowns in the first six games. After 25 receptions on 41 targets during...

Chris Kluwe Signs For The Oakland Raiders

It looks like our boy has finally found work. Chris Kluwe punted for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years, but was cut 10 days ago to make room for a younger, cheaper option: rookie punter Jeff Locke out of UCLA. In his time at Minnesota, he carved out a resume as maybe the best punter in franchise history. As the national football league's most outspoken gay activist, though...

Chris Kluwe Signs With The Oakland Raiders

It looks like our boy has finally found work. Chris Kluwe punted for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years, but was cut 10 days ago to make room for a younger, cheaper option: rookie punter Jeff Locke out of UCLA. In his time at Minnesota, he carved out a resume as maybe the best punter in franchise history. As the national football league's most outspoken gay activist, though...

Brian Urlacher Not Being Pursued by Vikings, According to Leslie Frazier, Despite Contrary Reports

It appears that Brian Urlacher will not be joining the Minnesota Vikings — for now. A report came out on Monday from the Chicago Sun-Times that Urlacher was “close” to signing with the Vikings on a one- or two-year deal. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier nixed those rumors on Tuesday, though. “Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time,” Frazier said...

Fantasy Football: Will Kyle Rudolph Be an Elite Tight End in 2013?

. Obviously a brilliant Pro Bowl appearance is not a good measure of future success, but his five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown en route to the MVP honors gave a glimpse into his potential. There were times during the season when Rudolph flashed that same brilliance, particularly as he scored five touchdowns in the first six games. After 25 receptions on 41 targets during...

Raiders sign veteran punter Chris Kluwe

The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran punter Chris Kluwe to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum. Kluew was recently let go by the Minnesota Vikings due to his mediocre play and $1.45 million contract. Kluwe will replace Shane Lechler who moved on to Houston this off-season. “I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,” Kluwe told Brandon...

McNabb would “love” to have number retired, but defers to team

Should the Eagles retire the number 5 jersey when Donovan McNabb retires this season? (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) It was announced earlier this week that Donovan McNabb plans to retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in September. Today, McNabb says he hopes that the Eagles will retire his number five jersey but knows that is ultimately up to the team. “I would love...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Impact Wrestling cancelled by Spike TV

Via IMPACT WRESTLING The death knell that’s seemingly been sounding for years is finally real for TNA Impact wrestling. As reported by TMZ, Spike TV contacted Impact TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to inform her of their decision. From my own personal sources, Spike TV executives have been reviewing the product for at least the last few months as the renewal date for...
Via With Leather
17 hours ago

WATCH: MMA fighter working at gas station beats up robbers

The robbers thought they had a good plan. Wait until one of the employees from the gas station came back from the bank and jump him before he knew what hit him. One small problem though, they didn’t take into account another employee happening to be a mix martial arts fighter. Best part of the video is after the big man of the robbers’ crew is beaten down, his boy thinks about...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 hours ago

Astros players upset with Mark Appel's promotion

More than most sports, baseball is about “earning your spot.” Players have to work their way through four or five levels of the minors before getting their chance in the big leagues, and some guys wait close to 10 years before they get their shot. So it’s at least understandable when players get upset over a specific player getting the benefit of the doubt, or getting a promotion...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 hours ago

Michael Jordan is 'cool' with Lebron wearing 23

Since Lebron James decided to wear the #23 this coming season I know there's only one thing on your mind: Is Michael Jordan cool with that. You passed on attending your best friend's wedding, opted against cashing in a free blimp ride voucher, and refused to respond to the concerned texts, calls and emails from your family because you couldn't possibly continue life before...
Via Celtics Life
5 hours ago

Report: Colts running back Chris Rainey cut after rules violation

Although no details are provided, what we do know is that Indianapolis Colts running back Chris Rainey, thought to have moved up on the depth chart following Vick Ballard's season-ending Achilles tendon injury, has been released following some sort of off-field incident. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Rainey violated team rules and was released today as a result.  The...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 hours ago

Jets’ Calvin Pace: ‘We’re the best’ defense in the NFL

They say confidence is contagious. For the New York Jets, it might be an epidemic. If you haven't kept up with Gang Green, here's a quick refresher: Rex Ryan affirmed he's a great coach; Geno Smith said he expects to be a top-five quarterback; Dee Milliner dubbed himself the league's best cornerback. And that was just in the last week. Not to be outdone, linebacker...
Via Helmet2Helmet
6 hours ago

Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner

Some Boston Red Sox fans might actually be convinced that there is such a thing as a good Yankees fan after a supporter of the Bronx Bombers recovered and returned a lost 2013 World Series ring to Lowell Spinners owner Drew Weber. Weber, who was dining at Luke’s Bar and Grill in Manhattan on Thursday night, left his ring in the bathroom of the restaurant where it was recovered...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago

Report: Rice’s wife pleaded with Goodell for light punishment

Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for his involvement in a domestic violence incident with his wife Janay Palmer at a casino over the winter. Given that the public was shown a video of Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator and police reportedly had […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago

Report: Love may not choose to opt into contract with Cavs

While many continue to debate the merits of players involved in a deal for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, the great unknown continues to be how long Love would call Cleveland home. There are rumors that he’s demanding a trade to Cleveland and wants to play alongside LeBron James; Cleveland would be the only place he would commit to in the way of a long-term deal, starting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.