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Christian Ponder

San Francisco 49ers
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49ers | Week 2 inactives for San Francisco

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:37:13 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Marcus Cromartie, OT Anthony Davis, RB DuJuan Harris, DE Taylor Hart, DE Tony Jerod-Eddie, QB Christian Ponder, OT John Theus inactive for Week 2.

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49ers | San Francisco inactives for Week 1

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:18:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Davis (hamstring), DL Glenn Dorsey (knee), OG Josh Garnett, DT Taylor Hart, QB Christian Ponder, CB Keith Reaser (ankle) and OL John Theus are inactive for the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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49ers | San Francisco nabs Christian Ponder

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:26:41 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Broncos) was signed to a one-year deal by the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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Bengals | Two QBs contacted by Bengals

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:27:58 -0800

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Broncos) and QB Ryan Mallett (Texans) have been contacted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Broncos | Christian Ponder waived

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13:24:29 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Christian Ponder was waived Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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Broncos | Week 13 Denver inactives

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:47:47 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared QB Christian Ponder, DL DeMarcus Ware, WR Jordan Norwood, QB Peyton Manning, C Sam Brenner, DL Sylvester Williams, FS T.J. Ward inactive for Week week.

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Broncos | Denver inactives for Week 12

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:53:19 -0800

Denver Broncos Sam Brenner, Lorenzo Doss, Richard Gordon, QB Peyton Manning (foot), WR Jordan Norwood, QB Christian Ponder and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) were inactive for the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots.

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Broncos | Christian Ponder signs

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:52:34 -0800

Updating a previous item, free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) signed with the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to a source. Ponder will start out as the team's No. 3 quarterback until he learns the offense with QB Peyton Manning (foot, ribs) hurt. QB Trevor Siemian will back up QB Brock Osweiler for now.

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Broncos | Christian Ponder joining Broncos

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:19:51 -0800

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) will sign with the Denver Broncos, according to a source. He'll be the No. 3 quarterback.

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Broncos | Christian Ponder to work out

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:57:04 -0800

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Vikings) will work out for the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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Titans | Christian Ponder visits Titans

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 06:06:14 -0800

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) worked out for the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Cowboys | Dallas hosting QB tryouts

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:21:16 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders), QB Matt Flynn (Jets), QB Josh Johnson (Jets) and QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson (Dolphins) are working out for the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Sept. 22.

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Cowboys | Pair of QBs to work out for Dallas

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:44:50 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will work out free-agent QBs Josh Johnson (Bengals) and Christian Ponder (Vikings), sources said Monday, Sept. 21.

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Eagles | Christian Ponder to work out

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:44:54 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) has a workout scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Raiders | Oakland will not add Christian Ponder

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:43:49 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) has been informed by the Oakland Raiders that they will not be signing him at this point.

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Raiders | OAK contacts Christian Ponder

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:49:41 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Raiders) has been contacted by the Oakland Raiders with QB Derek Carr (hand) having an MRI on his injured hand Monday, Sept. 14.

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Raiders | Christian Ponder likely to be released

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:43:18 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Ponder is expected to be released, according to a league source.

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Raiders | Christian Ponder taking first-ream reps

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:21:01 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Ponder is currently taking first-team repetitions in organized team activities (OTAs) with QB Derek Carr (finger) dealing with a finger injury.

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Raiders | Christian Ponder contract terms

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:31:36 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Ponder agreed on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, with $1.5 million guaranteed. He'll be reunited with former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. Musgrave may believe that Ponder has a chance to start over QB Derek Carr.

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Raiders | Christian Ponder signed

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:35:12 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Vikings) has signed with the Oakland Raiders. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Raiders | Expected to sign Christian Ponder

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:29:38 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Vikings) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.

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Raiders | Christian Ponder visiting

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:21:52 -0700

Free-agent QB Christian Ponder is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders Friday, March 13, according to sources.

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Vikings | Rough game for Christian Ponder

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:02:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder completed 22 of his 44 pass attempts and threw two interceptions and no touchdowns in the team's Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He rushed three times for 15 yards and a touchdown and was sacked six times.

Fantasy Tip: Ponder started in place of the injured Teddy Bridgewater and looked horrible in an ugly loss. Ponder's performance should ensure that Bridgewater will start for the remainder of the season as soon as he is healthy enough to play.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater inactive

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:33:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Green Bay Packers. QB Christian Ponder will start in his place.

Fantasy Tip: It's best to stay away from Ponder tonight considering it's his first start of the season, though, his FantasyScore price is extremely cheap at $3,700.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder expected to start

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:11:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder is expected to start in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2, with QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) a game-time decision.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, you'll want to keep Bridgewater out of all of your daily lineups this week. Ponder will be cheap at FantasyScore, but you should look elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater looking unlikely

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:25:07 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is looking unlikely to play Thursday, Oct. 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The signs are pointing to QB Christian Ponder starting against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Bridgewater ($4,500; 9% of your cap) or Ponder are good starts this week on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater remains hopeful

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:13:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is feeling "much better" Tuesday, Sept. 30, and head coach Mike Zimmer remains hopeful that Bridgewater can play in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2. If Bridgewater is going to throw and push off his left foot, he'll likely do so during a walk-through Wednesday, Oct. 1. QB Christian Ponder would make his first start of the year if Bridgewater doesn't play.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is cheap again at FantasyScore ($4,800; 9.6% of cap), but he's not a wise selection for your roster if he's not 100 percent during a short week.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater misses practice

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:06:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 29. QB Christian Ponder worked with the first-team offense during practice.

Fantasy Tip: The team hopes Bridgewater will be able to play, but Ponder would get the start if Bridgewater sits out. Ponder should not be a starting option in any league and the team's wide receivers probably would lose some fantasy value if Ponder starts.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater carted off

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:19:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) left the Week 4 game in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons due to a left ankle injury. The team took him to the locker room on a cart. QB Christian Ponder replaced him.

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Vikings | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:38:40 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Brandon Watts, WR Charles X. Johnson, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton, CB Shaun Prater inactive for Week 3.

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Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:39:46 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:32:01 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, TE MarQueis Gray, LB Michael Mauti, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 1.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder saves job?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:22:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Christian Ponder changes tune

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:30:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder said he has not requested a trade and believes remaining in Minnesota is beneficial to his development. Ponder is expected to remain with the Vikings, at least for the time being.

National Football Post writer Aaron Wilson speculates Ponder could land with the San Francisco 49ers, considering how poorly 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has played this preseason.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater at No. 2

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:33:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback, and the team is confident with him there. QB Christian Ponder could be traded if he performs well enough.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is likely to sit behind Matt Cassel for a while and doesn't have much value in single-year leagues.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder's reps cut

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder's reps were cut during practice Wednesday, July 30.

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Vikings | Willing to trade Christian Ponder

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:58:23 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are willing to trade QB Christian Ponder. Ponder has performed well during training camp but probably will be the No. 3 quarterback.

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Vikings | QBs splitting reps

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:12:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder have been evenly splitting reps during the early part of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner will split the reps two ways after the team's upcoming off day.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Cassel is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point but all three are still options for the job. Cassel likely would be a desperation matchup play if he wins the starting job. Bridgewater and Ponder likely would not have much fantasy value even if they win the job.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder has done well

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:17:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel saw a majority of the snaps during spring workouts, but QB Christian Ponder has a chance to start, and head coach Mike Zimmer claims it will be a fair competition. "Actually, I think Christian has done a very good job in the time that we've had him and how much he has improved in that amount of time," Zimmer said. "We're going to give everyone a fair shot, and preseason games will help determine it. We want someone who is going to take care of the football, lead the team in the right direction and when called upon be able to win football games."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | OC praises QBs

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:06:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been very happy with QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder heading up to training camp. "We've got a really, really good group," he said, explaining that it won't be hard to parcel out snaps in the apparent three-headed battle. Cassel is expected to be the starter, but Turner has praised Bridgewater for his arm strength and quick learning.

Fantasy Tip: Turner's vertical passing scheme is usually good news for his quarterbacks. However, the vet Cassel is unlikely to be a difference-maker for your fantasy squad as anything more than a midrange QB2. Bridgewater is expected to eventually take this job.

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Vikings | QB competition wide open

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:32:09 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback competition this offseason is a wide open battle between QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will plan on having all three passers see enough snaps in mandatory minicamp to make sure that they all have a "legitimate opportunity" to win the starting job in training camp next month. Zimmer won't rush into a decision, and he made it clear that Cassel won't enter camp as the presumptive starter. Both Cassel and Bridgewater had more snaps than Ponder during organized team activities, and both looked sharper than Ponder.

Fantasy Tip: If the Vikings play it safe, Cassel should be expected to enter Week 1 as the starter. However, Bridgewater is completely capable of winning the starting job, and he'd probably have the most upside immediately of the rookie passers in the league if he's starting. Whoever starts in Minny, though, is a shaky backup QB for your fantasy squad.

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Vikings | Not likely to release Christian Ponder but may trade him

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:44:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder will likely not be released by the team, but the Vikings may try and trade the quarterback before camp starts. The team recognizes it would get only a late-round draft pick, but it could save $1.8 million just by trading him.

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Vikings | All QBs will get chance to work with first-teamers

Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder will all get an opportunity to work with the first-teamers this offseason but the team would like to enter training camp with an established depth chart.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder adds weight

Sun, 25 May 2014 06:18:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder dropped 2 percent of his body fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle in the offseason. He'll share first-team repetitions in OTAs with QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater third on depth chart

Mon, 19 May 2014 09:53:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater is currently third on the depth chart behind QBs Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder, but the rookie will see first-team repetitions during organized team activities starting May 28. "(Bridgewater) is throwing the ball good," Zimmer said. "I think he's got a good presence, a good command of the way he's taking things. It was good for him to be out here with the veteran quarterbacks a little bit last week for a few days."

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater has a long way to go if he's to win the starting job for Week 1 of the regular season, but it's entirely possible given the admiration the coaching staff has for him. Heading into his rookie season, though, consider Bridgewater nothing more than a QB3.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel expected to start

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:12:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to start, with QB Christian Ponder serving as his backup.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is a QB3 in the deepest of leagues.

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Vikings | Could target QB with No. 8 pick

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:10:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team could wind up taking a quarterback with their No. 8 pick in the NFL Draft. The Vikings will not be afraid to take a quarterback that early despite QB Christian Ponder's lack of success.

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Vikings | No plans to shop Christian Ponder

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:04:52 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team has no plans to shop QB Christian Ponder leading up to this week's NFL Draft. "We wouldn't trade Ponder," Spielman said. "... That would leave us one quarterback. I would not do that, we're gonna need two quarterbacks."

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Vikings | Decline to pick up Christian Ponder contract option

Sat, 03 May 2014 06:33:15 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings declined to pick up the fifth-year contract option for QB Christian Ponder.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder not worried about option

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:30:06 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings haven't exercised, and aren't expected to exercise, the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of QB Christian Ponder. He said Wednesday, April 30, that he has no concern about the outcome, in part because he understands that the option is largely meaningless.

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