The Vikings have bigger problems at the moment.
But the expected quarterback change (at least the first in a series) has gone down.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that Matt Cassel would start Sunday against the Panthers and Christian Ponder would be the backup. That leaves recently acquired Josh Freeman waiting for a chance that appears inevitable.
It also sets the stage for other moves down the road with Ponder, who admitted being frustrated with the latest moves.