Christian Ponder has no idea who he’s throwing to, but at least when the Vikings convene for OTAs, he’ll be able to throw.
Ponder, who missed the playoff loss to the Packers with a right triceps injury that might have looked worse than it was, told Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com that his arm was fine now.
“It is actually a normal color,” Ponder said. “When I started working out a few weeks ago, I thought it was fine. But I was doing, like, some bench press and stuff and it’s still a little tight.
“I probably had to tear through some scar tissue and stuff. But it feels fine now, throwing last week and everything felt great. So, it’ll be ready to go for OTAs.”
Ponder said he was throwing again, which his inability to do in January led to the regrettable Joe Webb experience.
Now, he’s trying to figure out who he’ll target when he returns to Minnesota, after general manager Rick Spielman traded Percy Harvin and released Michael Jenkins. The only receivers with NFL experience on the roster at the moment are Jerome Simpson, Stephen Burton and Jarius Wright.
“It’d be hard to play if we were only playing with three guys,” Ponder said. “But I’m sure free agency or through the draft or whatever, I don’t know what exactly is going to happen, but we will be bringing in new guys. We trust Rick.”
At least they know that whoever it is, Ponder will be well enough to get it to them.