• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys to workout QBs Matt Flynn, Josh Johnson, Christian Ponder

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Raiders encouraged by Carr's MRI, not signing Ponder

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: QB Christian Ponder interested in return to Raiders

    The Raiders have reached out to quarterback Christian Ponder, who is interested in returning to Oakland, sources told ESPN. Ponder was released when Oakland reduced its roster to 53 at the end of the preseason. The Raiders are in need of quarterback depth after starter Derek Carr injured his hand in Sunday's season opener against the Bengals. He was replaced by Matt McGloin. Sources told ESPN that it is unlikely Carr will play Week 2 against the Ravens. Ponder turned down the chance to work out for the Eagles on Tuesday, citing family reasons, per ESPN.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Raiders release QB Christian Ponder

    The Raiders made their final roster cuts Saturday and among the players getting released was quarterback Christian Ponder, whom the team signed in the offseason. Ponder was a first-round draft pick in 2011, but the team decided to retain just two quarterbacks. The Eagles have already expressed interest in signing the former Florida State standout.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Eagles have interest in QB Christian Ponder

    The Eagles are showing interest in quarterback Christian Ponder, according to NFL Network. Ponder, who was released by the Raiders on Friday, is a former first-round pick.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Raiders to release QB Christian Ponder

    The Raiders are expected to part ways with quarterback Christian Ponder, a source told ESPN. Ponder was a first-round draft pick in 2011.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Report: Raiders to sign QB Christian Ponder

    The Raiders are expected to sign quarterback Christian Ponder, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Ponder was taken by the Vikings with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft. After starting all 16 games in 2012, the 27-year-old has managed to only start 10 games in the last two seasons. For his career he has thrown for 6,658 yards, 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Report: Ex-Vikings QB Christian Ponder visits the Raiders

    Former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will visit the Raiders on Friday, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is familiar with Ponder's work. He served as Minnesota's offensive coordinator from 2011-13 before joining the Eagles in 2013, and then the Raiders in January. Ponder, the No. 12 overall pick in the the 2011 NFL Draft, spent his first four seasons with the Vikings before becoming a free agent on Tuesday. He started 26 of 27 games he played in from 2011-12, but only made 10 starts over his final two seasons with the club. He tallied 1,057 passing yards with 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Christian Ponder likely won't be back with the Vikings

    Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder seems resigned to the fact he will not be back with Minnesota next season. Ponder has spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Minnesota following his selection in the first round (12th overall) in 2011. "Once they drafted Teddy (Bridgewater) and didn't exercise the [fifth-year contract] option, I knew my time was coming to an end most likely," Ponder said Monday, per 1500ESPN.com. "I've tried to enjoy this year and this season and we'll see what happens going forward." Ponder didn't rule out a return, but it seems unlikely with Bridgewater and Matt Cassel still on the roster. "[That's the] likelihood, yeah, but I'm not closing any doors. There's a chance I'll be back here, I think," Ponder said. "But I'm going to explore all options and see what's best for me and my family."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Vikings QB Christian Ponder has a tough time Thursday

    Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had a tough time Thursday against the Packers. Ponder completed 22 of 44 passes, for 222 yards and two interceptions. He did not throw a touchdown during the contest. Ponder was constantly under pressure during the game. He was sacked six times. Due to constant pressure, Ponder was forced to settle for short completions throughout the start. When he did go long, Ponder's throw wound up being inaccurate. Ponder did manage to find the end zone late, running in a touchdown with his team down by 42. Ponder had 15 yards on three rushing attempts. Ponder will take on the Lions Week 6 if Teddy Bridgewater is unable to play again.