Found October 10, 2013 on Fantasy Football Champs:
It appears that Matt Cassel has officially passed Christian Ponder on the team's quarterback depth chart. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPNFantasy Spin:Christian Ponder (rib injury) has been cleared to play Sunday against Carolina but Leslie Frazier has decided that Cassel will get the start instead. With Adrian Peterson as the focal point, we wouldn't expect Cassel to throw for 300 yards but he should at least be good for four quarters of relatively mistake-free football.

Matt Cassel taking first team reps in Minnesota

According to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports,  quarterback Matt Cassel has been taking the first team reps in practice this week so far.  Josh Freeman made his Minnesota Vikings debut Wednesday morning, but the team is sticking with its plan to work him in slowly. Matt Cassel took the first-team reps in the walkthrough, a Vikings player told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity...

Vikings name QB Cassel starter

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against Carolina on Sunday. Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Friday what was widely expected, keeping Cassel in the lineup after he helped the Vikings get their first victory of the season with a solid performance in London against Pittsburgh. Christian Ponder sat out that game because of a broken rib. Ponder was cleared...

Matt Cassel named Vikings starting QB against Carolina

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier finally confirmed Friday what everyone had been expecting: Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The move also signals the end to Christian Ponder's time as Minnesota's starter. Cassel sparked the Vikings to their first win of the season in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh...

All Signs Point To The Vikings Starting Matt Cassel Against Carolina

ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned in Wednesday’s mailbag that he’s getting the sense that the Vikings will give Matt Cassel another start against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Tom Pelissero of USA Today was informed by a Vikings player that Cassel was working with the first-team offense during the team’s walkthrough Wednesday. Pelissero later added that pecking order for quarterbacks...

Signs point to Cassel as Vikings’ starter

All three of the Vikings quarterbacks rotated during individual drills, but the Vikings appear to going with Matt Cassel as their starter this week, and the Panthers expect that.

Christian Ponder: Vikings QB situation is ‘disappointing and frustrating’

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is not happy with his new situation in Minnesota. Ponder has been cleared to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but said the coaches have told him he won’t be starting. “Some of the dynamics of this organization have changed obviously with brining in Josh [Freeman],” Ponder said via “I would be lying if I didn’t...

Matt Cassel expected to start even though Christian Ponder has been cleared

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  even though Christian Ponder has been cleared to play,  Matt Cassel will get the start this week for the Vikings. Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who fractured his rib, has been cleared to play, but Matt Cassel is Minnesota’s likely starter vs. Carolina. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2013 This goes to show you how much faith...

Report: Matt Cassel to start for Vikings The Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback for Sunday against the Carolina Panthers will likely be Matt Cassel, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Christian Ponder has been cleared to return from the rib injury that kept him out of the Week 4 victory over the Pittsburgh 

Signs point to Matt Cassel to start Sunday, but Josh Freeman's time coming

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is a longtime friend of Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier. The two were teammates with the Chicago Bears in their playing days and have coached together. Rivera credits Frazier in part for getting him into coaching. Rivera says he can empathize with Frazier's quarterback situation with no clear-cut starter for Sunday...

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings: Three Bold Predictions

A week ago, the Minnesota Vikings had the week off from the NFL, were a two quarterback committee with Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel and had the best runner in the NFL in their backfield.This week, The Vikings quarterback situation is a tad more complicated. Josh Freeman has been added to the mix, Christian Ponder’s future is questioned and at some point, head coach Leslie Frazier...

Minnesota Vikings Week 6 Keys to Victory

The week 6 match up between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers find two teams who have had disappointing starts to seasons that began with high expectations meeting in a must-win game for each team. With identical 1-3 records, playing in divisions with perenial juggernauts (Packers/Bears in the NFC North, Saints in NFC South) and a division title out of the question, a win...

No ‘Pondering’ why Christian is unhappy in Minnesota

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Although reports indicated that Matt Cassel was to get the start when Carolina comes to town this weekend, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier wouldn’t publicly name a starter Thursday.  The answer however seems clear just based off of Christian Ponder’s comments and demeanor. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed.  We’ll see how thing...
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