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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.

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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.

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Christian Ponder exited Sunday's Week 13 game against the Bears to be evaluated for a concussion.

Matt Cassel is warming up. Ponder's injury occurred at the tail end of the second quarter. He was 3-of-8 passing for 40 yards. The downgrade from Ponder to Cassel is negligible, but Cassel will be left as Minnesota's only healthy, active quarterback for the final two frames. Josh Freeman was scratched.

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Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed following Sunday's Week 12 tie that Christian Ponder has earned the start in Week 13 against the Bears.

"I don't know any reason why he wouldn't (start again)," Frazier said. "I don't know if it would be helping our football team not to start him." Ponder went 21-of-30 passing for 233 yards and a touchdown, avoiding interceptions against the Packers. He'll be on the low-end QB2 radar against Chicago.