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Ponder reluctantly adjusting to backup life

Christian Ponder is at least remaining as the backup, even if that means the potential long-term solution has now moved ahead of him. In a crazy era of carousel quarterbacks, Ponder is adjusting his thinking as his circumstances change.

As the Vikings left the field from their Wednesday morning practice, recently announced starting quarterback Josh Freeman remained on the field working with Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson and Joe Webb. Former starter Christian Ponder left the field with shoulders slumped and his helmet still on, clearly giving the impression of a player who is disappointed and depressed. In a season that...

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