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Vikings GM Rick Spielman promised Friday that Christian Ponder "will be here" on the 2014 roster.

Spielman made it clear, however, that he is looking to add a young quarterback and will probably bolster the roster with two more signal callers via offseason moves. Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman are free agents. The Vikings may have interest in retaining Cassel, but he'll almost certainly go to the highest bidder. Spielman is very likely to use an early-round pick at quarterback.

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New Vikings OC Norv Turner admitted Thursday that the team is looking to add a young quarterback.

The Vikings already have a young quarterback on the roster in Christian Ponder, so Norval is tacitly admitting the 2011 first-rounder is not the answer. "I think everyone is in agreement that we're trying to add a young quarterback to the organization," Turner said matter of factly. Ponder is currently the only signal caller the Vikings have under contract for 2014, but the Vikes are going to search high and low for an alternative. If they use the No. 8 overall pick on a quarterback, the rookie would get every chance to be the Week 1 starter.

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Following Matt Cassel's decision to opt out, Christian Ponder will be the only quarterback on the Vikings roster.

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ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling "can't see" the team "investing more time" in Christian Ponder.

Goessling believes if the Vikings are going to keep a quarterback from the 2013 group, then it will be Matt Cassel. Ponder was given countless opportunities under Leslie Frazier. With a new coaching staff coming to town, it's probably best for the Vikings to part ways with Ponder and see if he can turn his career around elsewhere without the first-round pick stigma attached to his name.

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Christian Ponder (concussion) has been cleared for Week 15.

The Vikings face Philadelphia next. Ponder is medically cleared, but whether he'll start remains to be seen. Backup Matt Cassel played well enough Sunday against Baltimore to keep Minnesota in the game late. The Vikings continue to let Josh Freeman rot as a healthy inactive third-stringer.

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Vikings declared QB Christian Ponder, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Josh Robinson, DT Chase Baker, G Jeff Baca, WR Rodney Smith and OT Mike Remmers.

It's a quiet list for the Vikings, who will start Matt Cassel in Ponder's absence. Cassel will be backed up by Josh Freeman. It's possible Rudolph (foot) could soon be shut down.

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Christian Ponder (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

The Vikings are going to start Matt Cassel against the Ravens.

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Christian Ponder (concussion) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.

Ponder is now extremely unlikely to gain clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Ravens, leaving starting duties to Matt Cassel. It's not a terrible downgrade for the Vikings' skill players, but only Adrian Peterson will be worth starting.

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A source tells ESPN that Christian Ponder (concussion) is still not cleared.

Christian Ponder QB MIN 5 Months

Coach Leslie Frazier did not announce a Week 14 starting quarterback at his Monday press conference.

The Vikings are in wait-and-see mode with Christian Ponder, who suffered a concussion late in the second quarter of Sunday's win over Chicago. "There's no reason at this point on Monday at 12:40PM that we have to make a decision," Frazier said. "We can talk it through and do what's best." If Ponder can't play against the Ravens, either Matt Cassel or Josh Freeman would start.