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Rotowire: Mar 13 / 1:40p ET
News: Ponder is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Raiders, ESPN reports.
Impact: Ponder, the tenth overall pick in 2011, fell out of favor rather quickly with the Vikings, who opted to move on with Teddy Bridgewater as their starter. Now in Oakland, Ponder figures to back-up another promising rising second-year player, Derek Carr. That dynamic obviously restricts Ponder's fantasy value considerably, but a second-string role perhaps best suits his skill set.
StatsLLC: Mar 13 / 12:00a ET
News: The Oakland Raiders signed Ponder on Friday.
Impact: Ponder, who spent the last four seasons with the Vikings, will be reunited in Oakland with new Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who worked with Ponder while serving in the same position with Minnesota from 2011 to 2013. In Oakland, the former Vikings starter will be vying to back up Derek Carr. For his career, Ponder has played in 38 games with 36 starts, throwing for 6,658 yards with 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.