Christian Ponder's offseason is completely different from last year. Without a lockout, he's entering his second year with a full offseason, and he's taking advantage of it by working hard in the weight room.
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Leslie Frazier announced Thursday that Christian Ponder is the Vikings starting quarterback. It isn't breaking news, but it takes pressure off the second-year QB. Ponder says the game has "really slowed down" since last year. Frazier agrees, saying Ponder's "decision-making has gotten a lot better."
Vikings dedicated to Ponder ... mostly
"I know we're very confident in Christian, but if one of those quarterbacks is too good to pass up, you also have to weight that in, too," Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said, referring to some of the high-quality quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL draft.
Ponder says Harvin 'ready to go' for Vikings training camp
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder appears to have the inside track on what's going on with his disgruntled teammate, Percy Harvin. Ponder told the Pioneer Press Saturday that he's been in touch with Harvin through texts. Ponder said while he's never brought up Harvin's problems with the organization, he knows the wide receiver is preparing for this week's training camp and is "ready to go."
Ponder practices, questionable for Sunday
Rookie Viking quarterback Christian Ponder returned to practice Friday after nursing a bruised hip. The Pioneer Press reports he was throwing passes alongside backups Joe Webb and Sage Rosenfels. He and Adrian Peterson are listed as questionable for Sunday.
Is Ponder out of Luck?
Fox Sports North's Bob Sansevere says if the Vikings lose out and earn the first overall pick in April's NFL draft they should take quarterback Andrew Luck. The Stanford stud is the consensus top-pick and would likely usurp Christian Ponder if he were drafted by Minnesota.
Ponder: 'I need to show improvement'
Christian Ponder wasn't surprised when he was taken out of last Sunday's game in Detroit. The rookie quarterback admits he needs to "show improvement" and "do a better job of holding onto the ball." Ponder's counterpart this week, Drew Brees, says young players "got to face adversity."
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