The team was informed at a meeting this morning that Cassel will start, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Teddy Bridgewater will likely be the No. 2 quarterback, while Christian Ponder is third string. Barring something unforeseen, this will be the first time since 2007 that no rookie quarterbacks have started in Week 1. That was the year JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn were the first-round quarterbacks.
The move comes as no surprise as Cassel did nothing wrong to give up the job. Bridgewater is the quarterback of the future in Minnesota and probably presents more fantasy upside but right now the Vikes have a better chance to win with Cassel. However, Bridgewater could find himself under center if the Vikings struggle at any point this season. For the time being, Cassel could post QB2-type numbers given a capable coordinator (Norv Turner) and a nice set of weapons around him.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:22am
Devlin, the former Delaware standout who spent the past three seasons with the Dolphins, had a hamstring injury. He could still be brought back to the Dolphins and placed on the injured reserve list. Devlin hasn't played in an NFL regular season game.
Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:53pm
Quarterback Brady Quinn, who recently took at job handling college and pro football for FOX Sports, may not be available when football season begins. According to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Quinn has signed with the Dolphins.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:51pm
Quinn signed with the Rams on Oct. 23 after starting quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury. He practiced that week but has been on the injury report with what was called a hip injury since. Fisher said earlier this week Quinn injured himself lifting weights, and his injury is actually related to his lower back.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 5:59pm
Kellen Clemens will get the start with Sam Brandford now on IR. The QB situation in St. Louis is one to stay away from...
Monday, October 21, 2013, 5:30pm
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