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Once again, Leslie Frazier's support of quarterback Christian Ponder was unwavering.
"He's our starter," the Vikings head coach said today during his final press conference of the 2013 season.
As for the team's plans for No. 2 QB Joe Webb and No. 3 QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, well, the support from the top of the Purple coaching tree was polite, but far from unwavering.
"[Webb will] be a guy that will compete for the No. 2 spot again next year, barring something that we may end up doing in our personnel meetings," Frazier said. "But we'll discuss Joe's position and everyone's position in our personnel meetings and then we'll make a decision what's best."
Asked about Bethel-Thompson's status as the No. 3 QB and the possibility that a veteran could be brought in to be the the No. 2 while Webb fills the No. 3 job, Frazier said, "It's so hard to say just two days after our season. ... Our roster is going to change. All of us in this building who've been around this league as long as we have know that. It's hard today to say that Bethel's going to be No. 3 until we see how the roster unfolds."
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Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has one year left on his contract and no concern about his future.
Frazier said Tuesday he and his agent will speak soon with Vikings officials about his deal.
Frazier said he's been told many times by owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf and general manager Rick Spielman that they were pleased by the team's performance in 2012. Frazier...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Chicago Bears wide-ranging search for a new coach has extended to the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday that Chicago has asked to speak to Mike Singletary, the Vikings co-linebackers coach and special assistant to Frazier, and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. The Bears reportedly have or are planning to interview at...
Minnesota Vikings owner Mark Wilf told reporters on Tuesday that they intend to discuss a contract extension with head coach Leslie Frazier at some point during the offseason.
“We’re pleased with the job Leslie has done and as he mentioned we haven’t really sat down and discussed anything at this point,” said Wilf regarding a possible extension for Frazier, via ESPN 1500...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder's season didn't end the way he or the Minnesota Vikings had hoped, with the quarterback inactive for Saturday's 24-10 playoff loss. But Ponder will get the chance to lead Minnesota back to the playoffs in 2013.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday during his season-ending press conference that Ponder will be the team'...
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that Christian Ponder will be the team's starting quarterback in 2013. "He's out starter," Frazier said in his postseason media conference on Tuesday. SOURCE: ESPN 1500 Twin CitiesFantasy Spin:Ponder missed the team's Wild Card loss to Green Bay due to a elbow bursitis but backup Joe Webb did nothing to suggest he will be a...
Minnesota assistants Mike Singletary and Mike Priefer will interview for the Chicago head coaching vacancy.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday that the Bears made the request. There are at least 10 other coaches reported to be under consideration to replace the fired Lovie Smith in Chicago.
After an unsuccessful stint as coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Singletary...
The Minnesota Vikings finished the season 10-6, lost to the Packers in the first round of the playoffs and had a successful season.
Some pundits will say that Vikings are a quarterback away, or need to address the quarterback position. Whatever improvements the Vikings make will be made Ponder, because NFL.com is reporting that head coach Leslie Frazier wants to make it clear that...
Despite their differences, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier expects receiver Percy Harvin to return next season. SOURCE: Minneapolis Star-TribuneFantasy Spin:Harvin and Frazier allegedly had a spat last month but Frazier doesn't believe the riff will impact Harvin's future with the team. We'll wait to hear Harvin's side of the story before jumping to any conclusions.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier endorsed Christian Ponder as the team’s starter in 2013, reiterating the confidence Ponder expressed in himself one day earlier.
Percy Harvin is scheduled to return to Winter Park soon to have his ankle evaluated, at which time he and head coach Leslie Frazier will talk. Frazier declined to get into specifics about Harvin’s situation, but he did confirm outside interest in some of the Vikings’ assistant coaches and announced surgeries for a couple of players.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reported Sunday that although Christian Ponder was able to finish the regular-season finale against the Packers, when the quarterback came into Winter Park last Monday, his biceps muscle was swollen and discolored and he had hardly any range of motion.
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Theres been a lot of talk in recent weeks that Vikings WR Percy Harvin could be moved during the offseason given that hes reportedly had multiple conflicts with head coach Leslie Frazier. Harvin is obviously looking for a long-term contract extension, considering that he will be entering the final year of his rookie deal next season.
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The Bears will interview a couple of Vikings assistants in special teams coach Mike Priefer and former all-world linebacker Mike Singletary.
After Mike Nolan was fired mid-season in 2008, Mike Singletary became the 49ers interim head coach, and immediately made his presence known by his very public feud with tight end Vernon Davis.
The following season, Singletary was signed...