The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Josh Freeman . Freeman had issues in Tampa Bay, but the Vikings are not concerned by what happened. The Vikings need to make a move on the roster with a couple options involving incumbent starter Christian Ponder and third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Freeman will not play Sunday and could make his Vikings the following week.
The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to make room for new quarterback Josh Freeman on the roster. Freeman’s contract was finalized Tuesday. He became available last week when he was cut by Tampa Bay after falling out of favor.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was the only Minnesota Vikings to miss practice Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only players to have their practice status change from Wednesday to Thursday. Three players were full participants both days despite injuries and five were limited both days.
At the QB for the Vikings, Christian Ponder is the starter, Matt Cassell is the back-up, and then there’s McLeod Bethel-Thompson. He got a look last week in the preseason game against Buffalo, and he’s aiming to make an impression that keeps him in the league.
Christian Ponder is out, and backup Joe Webb is in at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings begin divisional play, fresh off an upset of the San Francisco 49ers, with several impact starters on the injury list. Jared Allen, Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph have found their way on the report for the first time this season. Erin Henderson and Mistral Raymond are dealing with the first significant injuries of the season for the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached the first game week practices and the coaching staff has young and inexperienced players to get ready. As preparations begin for that game, several things stand out about the week of practice.