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Teammates see a different Ponder this time

Christian Ponder (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

Maybe some time away from the limelight did Christian Ponder some good. That's what his offensive teammates are indicating after seeing him working as the starter again on Wednesday.

The quiet Christian in the huddle could be a thing of the past. Christian Ponder has learned a lesson in being benched, he and his teammates say, and he is taking a new approach with a fresh chance to be a starter once again. Josh Freeman's concussion-like symptoms have created an opening and Ponder, the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in the first three games, intends on making...

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