Ponder was released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports. With Peyton Manning (foot) set to miss another week, the Broncos are apparently content to have Trevor Siemian serve as the lone backup to Brock Osweiler. Ponder will likely be near the top of many teams' emergency quarterback lists.
The Broncos plan to sign Ponder, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. With Peyton Manning out, initially Ponder will work as the team's No. 3 QB as he learns the team's offense. For now, he'll slot in behind Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian.
The Broncos are expected to work out Ponder on Wednesday. With Peyton Manning ruled out for at least the next two weeks, the Broncos will look to add depth behind Brock Osweiler, possibly by signing Ponder. Osweiler proved fairly capable in his start last week, and would probably need to suffer an injury for someone else to get snaps under center for the Broncos while Manning is out.
Quarterback Matt Flynn will work out for the Cowboys on Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. Flynn will be joined by quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Josh Johnson. The team hasn't yet decided who Brandon Weeden's backup will be while Tony Romo (broken collarbone) is out, but if none of the veterans impress them, Kellen Moore could also be activated from the practice squad.
The Raiders were encouraged by the results of starting quarterback Derek Carr's MRI and have informed quarterback Christian Ponder he will not be signed at this time unless Carr has a setback, according to ESPN. An earlier report from ESPN stated Carr was unlikely to play Week 2 against the Ravens. NFL Network is reporting Carr has a bruised thumb. Carr sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Bengals. He was replaced by Matt McGloin, who would likely start in Carr's absence.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|6||10/14||@San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|8||10/30||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|10||11/13||@New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|12||11/27||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|15||12/18||New England Patriots||16||19.78|
|16||12/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||61.7||623||2||4||56||2||49|