Matt Cassel to start vs. Panthers

Updated: October 11, 2013, 5:07 PM ET
By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will start Matt Cassel at quarterback Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, coach Leslie Frazier said Friday.

With former starter Christian Ponder now cleared to return from a fractured rib, Frazier also said the Vikings haven't decided if Cassel will keep the job beyond this week.

"I think it's always tough when you make a change at quarterback," Frazier said. "You have to take a lot of factors into it when you're doing that. ...

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