Christian Ponder

QB / Oakland Raiders / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 6

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Broncos' Christian Ponder: Set to sign with Broncos

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Christian Ponder: Will work out with Broncos

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    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 |

    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 |

    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 |

    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.

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