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Updated: October 24th, 2013 3:47pm
Josh Freeman may practice Friday, but will be inactive on Sunday

Josh Freeman may practice Friday, but will be inactive on Sunday

by Andrew Krammer
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman has passed part of the NFL concussion protocol and may even practice on Friday, according to coach Leslie Frazier

Frazier ruled Freeman out as Sunday's starter after he reported concussion-like symptoms on Tuesday.

"[Freeman] was much better today," Frazier said. "So he got through part of the tests and he's got part of the test to go through [Friday]. He may be practicing tomorrow, maybe."

Freeman apparently suffered the concussion on a hit in the third quarter of Monday night's loss to the New York Giants, according to Frazier.

He completed just 20 passes on 53 attempts in his debut, which amounted to a bevy of overthrows that had people blaming everything from his lack of preparation to mechanics. Freeman signed with the Vikings on Oct. 8 shortly after getting cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Quarterback Matt Cassel will likely back up Christian Ponder as Frazier said he'll likely keep Freeman out of Sunday's game.

"The fact he hasn't practiced and it's a short week, I don't think we'll put him out there," Frazier said.

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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