Vikings add Matt Cassel, in talks with Greg Jennings

The Minnesota Vikings have taken a step toward filling their positional needs after signing former Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel.  The team is also in talks with free agent WR Greg Jennings as they look to add some threats at receiver.

Cassel is being looked at as a back up to Christian Ponder but it looks like there will be a competition for the starting spot.  Cassel started in 47 of the 48 games he played for Kansas City throwing for 9,549 yards, 59 touchdowns, and 44 interceptions, according to ESPN.  This signing comes on the same day that Cassel was released form the Chiefs.

Greg Jennings would be a welcome addition to the Vikings since their receiving core has dwindled further after sending Percy Harvin to the Seahawks.  Jennings only played eight games for Green Bay in 2012 due to a lower torn abdomen muscle.  When healthy Jennings is one of the best receivers in the league.  He has racked up three years of at least 1,100 yards and two 12-touchdown seasons.

Christian Ponder reacted to the news of possibly signing the talented receiver saying, “He’s a great player.  He’s been doing great things in Green Bay, and he’d bring leadership to that position.  Kind of a dynamic guy you can put in the slot and outside.  I’ve always admired his work in Green Bay, and he seems like a great guy to have on a team,” reported the  Associated Press.

With any luck the Vikings will be able to add some talent to give All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson some room to do what he does best.

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