Posted May 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Vikings have tried unsuccessfully to turn Joe Webb's elite athleticism into reliable NFL productivity and time is running out. Entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, Webb's last chance to be part of the team's future has arrived as a wide receiver. He was switched from quarterback this spring after veteran Matt Cassel was signed to be Christian Ponder's backup. Webb figured the move might be coming. ''Ah, you never know the plan with me, man. Coming out of high school, recruiting guys wanted me to play receiver, quarterback, safety, so I just go with the flow,'' said Webb, who was drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round in 2010 out of Alabama-Birmingham. The Vikings saw little purpose in keeping a player with exceptional breakaway speed and leaping ability as a third-string quarterback with questionable accuracy. So they're hoping Webb can now find his niche at a position he's played some in the past. Th...
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