EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Christian Ponder might have his chance at redemption.
Ponder, the embattled third-year quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, is "more than likely" to start Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, coach Leslie Frazier said after Josh Freeman reported concussion-like symptoms Tuesday.
Freeman, who started his first game for Minnesota on Monday night since signing with the team two weeks ago, had assumed the starting role over Ponder and Matt Cassel, becoming the third Vikings' starting quarterback this season and 11th since Daunte Culpepper suffered a devastating knee injury in 2005.
But Freeman needs to go through the concussion testing protocol, leaving the opportunity for Ponder to return to his starting role. Frazier didn't completely rule out Freeman starting this week, but with the short timeframe before Minnesota hosts the Packers on Sunday night, Ponder is likely to start.
Ponder entered this season as the unquestioned starter ...