Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps in contact with his former back up Matt Cassel. He told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that it looks like Cassel will start this week after Ponder suffered a rib injury this past Sunday.
Tom Brady was talking about his backup quarterbacks, and said "Matt Cassel, who may be starting this weekend …" Ponder has a rib injury.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 25, 2013
Ponder was able to throw the ball during today’s walk-through.
QB Christian Ponder is battling rib injury he suffered vs. Browns. Will practice Wednesday but status for Sunday vs. Steelers is uncertain
— Pioneer Press (@VikingsNow) September 25, 2013