Thursday October 2nd, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Chandler Harnish off the practice squad to their active roster, the team announced.

The Vikings play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. 

Minnesota's starting quarterback, rookie Teddy Bridgewater, is listed as questionable for the game with an ankle injury and will be a game-time decision.

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Matt Cassel, who began the season as the Vikings' starter, is out for the season with a foot injury. Before the signing of Harnish, Bridgewater and Christian Ponder were the only two QBs on Minnesota's roster. 

Harnish was signed to the Vikings' practice squad on Monday. The Colts drafted him in the seventh round in 2012 and released him at the end of the 2014 preseason. He has never appeared in an NFL game. 

Harnish played four years at Northern Illinois. In his senior year, he threw for 3,216 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions. 

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The Vikings waived wide receiver Rodney Smith to make room for Harnish on the roster.

Minnesota is 2-2 this season, with wins over the Rams and Falcons and losses to the Patriots and Saints

- Molly Geary

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