Posted October 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Josh Freeman will be the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night against the New York Giants. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement after practice on Wednesday. Frazier also said that Christian Ponder will be the backup, not Matt Cassel, assuming Freeman makes it through the week without problems. ''I like the things he's done in his career, along with what he's done since he arrived here with our football team, the time he put in, how well he's adapted to our system,'' Frazier said. ''He's done enough for us to say we want to give him this opportunity, which is something we had in mind when we acquired him. I think now is the time. Our coaching staff is going to do a great job in preparing him, making sure we have a game plan that will allow him to be successful and allow our team to be successful.'' Freeman will be the third starter in the last four games for the Vikings (1-4). He was cut by Tam...
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