Vikings GM Rick Spielman was asked why the team signed ...

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Vikings GM Rick Spielman was asked why the team signed QB Matt Cassel...

You gave Matt Cassel a lot of money (two years, $7.4 million) to be a backup quarterback. Do you envision him competing for the starting job with Christian Ponder in training camp?

Spielman: "Nope. No. No. It's purely we felt he was our best option to get a veteran backup quarterback that would fit from not only our needs as to, if something does happen to Christian, having a guy that's capable of going in there and winning ballgames, but also the right chemistry fit for Christian, too, which was very important."

Fantasy Impact: 

Ponder's job appears to be safe at this point, but that doesn't make him a good fantasy option.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason

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