Raiders sign former Vikings QB Christian Ponder

Mar 13, 2015 7:14 PM by Ross Field

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Friday.

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. The Raiders also have quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Matt McGloin on the roster.

The Vikings took Ponder with the No. 12 pick in the 2011 draft.

For his career, Ponder has played in 38 games with 36 starts, throwing for 6,658 yards with 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

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