Vikings claim Rosenfels off waivers

The Minnesota Vikings replaced Donovan McNabb Friday by claiming Sage Rosenfels off waivers. Rosenfels played with the Vikings in 2009 before being traded during the 2010 preseason to the Giants. The eleven year veteran will back up Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.
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The Minnesota Vikings replaced Donovan McNabb Friday by claiming Sage Rosenfels off waivers. Rosenfels played with the Vikings in 2009 before being traded during the 2010 preseason to the Giants. The eleven year veteran will back up Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.

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