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Vikings Sign Quarterback Patrick Ramsey To Play Against The Bears

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback situation against the Chicago Bears this week is a bit cloudy as the three quarterbacks currently on the roster - Brett Favre, Tarvaris Jackson and Joe Webb - are all, at best, questionable to play this weekend leading to the signing of veteran Patrick Ramsey.

This situation led to a quarterback search, of sorts, and unlike SB Nation Minnesota's earlier suggestion of possible candidates (which included Fran Tarkenton, Jeff George, Daunte Culpepper, Joe Mauer and the inimitable Shane Falco), the Vikings decided to go with a less exciting route on their way to finding a possible replacement if all three of their current quarterbacks are unable to play this week.

The winner, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press, was Patrick Ramsey.

Ramsey, the 32nd overall pick of the Redskins in the 2002 NFL Draft, has thrown 5,930 career passing yards with 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, though he hasn't started an NFL game since 2005 with Washington. Since then, he's appeared in four games between the New York Jets and Denver Broncos while appearing on a number of other team's rosters without receiving playing time.

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