Christian Ponder yet to be cleared after concussion

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder remains out of action with a concussion, head coach Leslie Frazier said Friday, according to the club.

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday at Baltimore, with Josh Freeman likely the top backup.

According to Frazier, Ponder still must pass NFL-mandated concussion testing before returning, and the third-year passer from Florida State is not expected to play on Sunday.

After Sunday’s game at Baltimore, the Vikings finish out their season with home games vs. Philadelphia (Dec. 15) and Detroit (Dec. 29) and a road contest at Cincinnati (Dec. 22).