Vikings in the market for a quarterback

Vikings seeking QB: It appears that Christian Ponder is no longer in the Minnesota Vikings long-term plans. Head coach Mike Zimmer told “NFL AM” that the team is “looking so hard” to find a quarterback. The other two QBs who took snaps last season (Matt CasselJosh Freeman) are both free agents. The free agent market isn’t expected to boast any franchise signal-callers this spring, so Minnesota is more likely to find a target in the draft. The question becomes: do they try to trade up to get one of the top prospects at the position, trade down or reach for a player at the No. 8 spot? It all remains to be seen.

Romo to “have more power”: The remodeling of the Dallas Cowboys offense continues. After bringing in Scott Linehan to be the team’s passing game coordinator, owner Jerry Jones says more power in the offense will go to quarterback Tony Romo. On the surface, it feels like there are too many cooks in the Cowboy kitchen, with Bill Callahan still holding the offensive coordinator job and Jason Garrett having held the play-calling reins last season. However, Jones says Linehan will have final say over the offense and Garrett will focus less on the offensive side of the ball. As long as Romo can continue to connect with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, fantasy owners shouldn’t be overly worried.

Chris Johnson status unchanged: It seems likely that Chris Johnson won’t be with the Tennessee Titans next season. And after Johnson’s agent met with team officials over the weekend, that remains unchanged. The veteran runner is due $8 million next season and says he’s unwilling to take a pay cut. It’s a price tag that the Titans are certainly unwilling to swallow — especially after a lackluster 2013 season. Johnson might be forced to take a lower salary whether he wants to or not. He’ll be an interesting player to watch during free agency.

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