Christian Ponder

Joe Webb

Christian Ponder and Joe Webb are already working out at the IMG Madden Football Academy in Florida. It looks like they will be joined by a few other Vikings. I have discussed, previously, that I feel like these player-only workouts don’t offer much in term of success on the field and that fans should not worry. Well, for those of you who were still worried, you can now rest assured that the Vikings are jumping on the bandwagon. From the looks of it these workouts will be much smaller. A tweet from Ponder stated that those who will be joining him and Webb will include: Emmanual Arceneaux, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Kyle Rudolph, and Visanthe Shiancoe. I treat this as just so-so news as far as player progress goes. However, I treat this as really good news as far as team building goes. With Webb, Ponder, and Rudolph you have guys that are very young and very new. It will be nice for them to get a taste of how hard some veterans work and simply get to know them personally.

An interesting thing to note is that Rice, a pending free agent, is working out with them as well. I won’t speculate what this means when he does eventually become a free agent but it certainly is not a negative.