Quarterback

11. Green Bay Packers (5-3)

Rodgers Out For Vikings Vs. Packers Showdown

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not play against Minnesota on Sunday after hinting earlier in the week he might have a chance. Rodgers needed to be on the field at practice Friday, but he is not yet recovered from a broken collarbone and was ruled out for the game. He has missed the past two games. Green Bay also has four of its seven cornerbacks on an extensive injury report this week.

11/22/2013

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Vikings Keep Ponder In Place At Quarterback

The quarterback carousel in Minnesota is staying put for another week. Christian Ponder will be the starter at Green Bay.

11/20/2013

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Ponder Feels Ready To Play Against Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says his injured left shoulder is ready to go and he wants to start against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Coach Leslie Frazier says he’ll wait until Saturday before making a decision. Ponder is still recovering from a dislocated left shoulder, but the right-handed quarterback was able to go through practice this week. He says he expects to be ready to go on Sunday. Ponder was injured in the third quarter of the Vikings’ last game against Washington. That was a Thursday night game, though, so he’s had a little extra time to treat the injury and prepare for the Seahawks.

11/15/2013

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Holy Angels Going Into Playoffs With A Quarterback Switch

The Holy Angels football team has had their fair share of surprises this season. The Stars went just 3-and-5 on the regular season, lost their starting quarterback before last week’s game against Kasson-Mantorville and then they found a worthy back up who hardly had taken a snap.

11/14/2013

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Christian Ponder’s Status For Next Game Uncertain

The Minnesota Vikings are unsure if Christian Ponder will be healed in time for their next game. Ponder dislocated his non-throwing left shoulder trying to dive for a touchdown at the end of a run late in the third quarter during Minnesota’s victory over Washington on Thursday night.

11/08/2013

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Frazier: Ponder To Start For Vikings At Dallas

Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement on Friday.

11/01/2013

24. Minnesota Vikings (1-3)

Frazier: Ponder Or Freeman Will Start Vs. Dallas

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he will decide later this week whether Josh Freeman or Christian Ponder will start at quarterback against Dallas on Sunday.

10/28/2013

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QB Ponder Likely To Start For Vikings Vs. Packers

Just when things appeared to be settling with the Minnesota Vikings quarterback situation, they got unsettled again. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Wednesday that Josh Freeman showed up to Winter Park on Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms after the team’s 23-7 loss to the Giants Monday night.

10/23/2013

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Vikings Turn To Josh Freeman At QB For This Week

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field Monday night to face the New York Giants, they’ll start their third different quarterback of the season. Coach Leslie Frazier announced Wednesday that newly-acquired quarterback Josh Freeman will get the start.

10/16/2013

South St Paul Feature

Savvy QB/WR Combo Leads S. St. Paul, Maybe To A State Title

One team that makes the WCCO High School Sports Rally highlights often is South St. Paul. The Packers are unbeaten (6-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, and have a senior class and passing combination that makes the Metrodome the obvious goal.

10/11/2013

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As Expected, Vikings Pick Cassel As QB This Week

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.

10/11/2013

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Freeman Gets To Work In Minnesota

Josh Freeman’s crash course has begun. Freeman had his first practice with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, three days after the Vikings signed him to eventually be their starting quarterback.

10/09/2013

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Vikings Cut Bethel-Thompson To Accommodate Freeman

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.

10/08/2013

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Freeman Signing Further Muddles Minnesota QB Group

Minnesota’s quarterback this weekend will be Matt Cassel or Christian Ponder, not Josh Freeman. If Ponder has healed from his broken rib, Coach Leslie Frazier said, he will return as the starter. If Ponder is still hurt, Cassel will keep the job. Beyond Sunday’s game against Carolina, well, there’s no guarantee for anyone. The Vikings were finalizing Freeman’s contract Monday, four days after the 25-year-old was cut by Tampa Bay. He didn’t make it in time for practice but was scheduled to arrive later, and Freeman and general manager Rick Spielman were scheduled to address reporters in an evening conference call.

10/07/2013

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Vikings Sign QB Josh Freeman

The Minnesota Vikings have acquired a new quarterback Sunday night. According to NFL agent Erik Burkhardt, free-agent quarterback Josh Freeman has signed with the Minnesota Viking for a one-year contract. Freeman was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback at the start of this season, but was benched a week ago in favor of a rookie. Freeman, in his fifth year, was the 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Kansas State.

10/06/2013

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Redman Among Inactives For Steelers Vs. Vikings

Running back Isaac Redman is inactive for the Pittsburgh Steelers for their game against the Minnesota Vikings in London, with rookie Le’Veon Bell set to make his debut.

09/29/2013

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Another Year, Another Stellar Mankato West QB To Watch

Down at Mankato West, they have a reputation for good football teams and good quarterbacks. Signal caller Ryan Schlichte is filling some big shoes that were left behind. However, he should be a good QB, given his family tree.

09/20/2013

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Brian Hoyer To Start At QB For Browns Against Vikings

Browns third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday against Minnesota in place of Brandon Weeden, who sprained his right thumb last week. Cleveland surprisingly decided to go with Hoyer over more experienced backup Jason Campbell.

09/18/2013

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Petition Begs Obama To Fire Christian Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change. One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.

09/17/2013

Cleveland Browns 20 - Oakland Raiders 17

Browns QB Weeden Nursing Sprained Thumb

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden’s sprained right thumb could keep him out of this week’s game at Minnesota.

09/16/2013

Player Of The Week Sept 13

ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Sept. 13: Keaton Studsrud

WCCO is teaming with Aspire Sports Drinks to honor an Athlete of the Week. This week, travel to take you to Benilde St. Margaret’s, home of an athletic quarterback named Keaton Studsrud. “He’s got a lot of football smarts, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and we put a lot on him — a lot of reads he has to make,” coach Jon Hanks said.

09/13/2013

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All Eyes Are On Gopher QB Philip Nelson

Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.

08/24/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.

08/16/2013

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Spotlight On Christian Ponder As Vikes’ Camp Closes

As training camp closes down for the Minnesota Vikings, the team has once again bought into the abilities of their third-year quarterback Christian Ponder. So, the team is his to command – for now.

08/14/2013

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