Found October 16, 2013 on Universal Takeover Sports Network:
The evolving drama that has been Josh Freeman’s season took another turn today as he was named the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.  His first game will be against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Freeman will be the third starting quarterback for the Vikings this season. He was claimed off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago.  Christian Ponder, the Vikings 2011 first round pick, began the season as the team’s starting quarterback. He suffered a rib injury against the Cleveland Browns and has missed the last two games.  Ponder did return to practice last week in a limited role. Enter former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel who was signed as a free agent in the off season. Vikings fans clamored for Cassel to get on the field as the team struggled to an 0-3 start.  They got their wish as Cassel started for the Vikings in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Cassel played well throwing for two touchdowns and committing no turnovers en route to a, 34-27, Vikings victory. Coming off their bye week Cassel’s strong play didn’t continue as he was awful against the Carolina Panthers in a, 35-10, home loss.  So the Matt Cassel experiment came to a quick conclusion something that most Kansas City Chiefs fans would have enjoyed in regards to his time as their starting quarterback. The Vikings might as well see what they have in Freeman since they signed him to a $3 million dollar contract after he was waived by the Buccaneers. It is a common thought in the NFL that when you have two starting quarterbacks you really have none. So what is it when a team has three starting quarterbacks? A mess. Minnesota has officially entered desperation mode by naming Freeman as their starter. Is the Vikings season doomed by starting their third different quarterback in just six games? Of course not, but history suggests otherwise.  Who knows in this crazy world that is the NFL maybe Freeman as the Vikings starting quarterback may be just what they needed? We will find out on Monday night in the Meadowlands as the winless New York Giants seek their first win of the season against the Vikings. You can follow me on twitter @mullysalt     The post Vikings Have Another New Starting QB appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.

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Quarterback Josh Freeman will start when the Minnesota Vikings play the Giants on Monday night in the swamps of Jersey. The 25-year-old Freeman signed with Minnesota three days after getting clipped by the rudderless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 3. Freeman struggled mightily this season over three games as a Buc and completed an abysmal 45.7 percent of his 94 attempts. Regardless...

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The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Josh Freeman will start at quarterback this coming Monday night against the Giants. This is not a surprise at all. Freeman has been getting the fist team reps in practice today. The Vikings aren’t paying him $3 million to sit and watch. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Vikings announce Josh Freeman will start...

Josh Freeman taking the first team reps in practice

According to Chip Scoggins of the Star Trubune, Josh Freeman is getting the first team reps at quarterback during the Vikings practices today. We reported earlier that Freeman will start this week if the Vikings feel like he’s ready. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Josh Freeman taking the first team reps in practice appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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As soon as it was announced that Josh Freeman had signed with the Minnesota Vikings, it was only a matter of time before he would be thrust into the starting quarterback role.It appears the Vikings have decided their Monday night game against the Giants is as good as any to see what they have in their new quarterback, as Freeman has officially been named the team's starting quarterback...

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Josh Freeman takes snaps with first team, expected to start for Vikings on Monday night

While the timetable may have been stepped up by a week or two, it certainly should come as no surprise, given the dearth of talent the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings have at the position, that Josh Freeman is expected to be under center and starting at quarterback for the team when the team plays the New […]The post Josh Freeman takes snaps with first team, expected to start for Vikings...

Vikings seriously considering starting Josh Freeman this week?

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the Minnesota Vikings are “seriously considering” starting Josh Freeman at quarterback on Monday against the Giants. HC Leslie Frazier told reporters on Monday that he expected to name a starter by Wednesday, so this report would coincide with that timeline.     The post Report: Vikings “Seriously Considering” Starting Josh Freeman...

Brian Hall's Oct. 17 Vikings mailbag

The Josh Freeman era with the Minnesota Vikings is beginning and the readers want to know about the new starting quarterback. After weeks of hearing readers calling for anyone else at quarterback instead of Christian Ponder, some aren't sold on the potential of Freeman. Here's this week's Vikings' mailbag: Question: I don't believe the signing of josh freeman...

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The Minnesota Vikings travel to the Big Apple to face the New York Giants on Monday night for a prime time battle between two undercheivers.  The Giants come in winless, while the Vikings have a single victory and a rudderless ship at QB.  Let's take a look at three bold predictions for the upcoming tilt. 1.  Josh Freeman shows that the Viking's have a solid receiving...

Vikings-Giants Preview

Josh Freeman's job as Tampa Bay's starting quarterback seemed safe after receiving a vote of confidence from his former coach two days before being benched. It doesn't appear Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be making any empty promises. Freeman was named the starter for Minnesota's road contest against the winless New York Giants on Monday night, which...

Christian Ponder Hasn’t Demanded A Trade Out Of Minnesota

Despite being benched in back-to-back weeks and the Vikings announcing that they intend to move forward with Josh Freeman as their starting quarterback, former first-round pick Christian Ponder has not demanded a trade out of Minnesota. “I don’t know. Again, I have to figure out what’s best for me and everything and for this team,” he said Wednesday, via the Pioneer Press...
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