Vikings declined to pick up 5th-year contract option on QB Christian Ponder. Ponder is now set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014 season.
This should come at no surprise considering the lack of production from Ponder since taking him with a first-round pick a few years back. He will be looking for a new home at the 2014 season, unless he comes into camp and takes over the starting role, which is unlikely. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Joakim Soria will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Soria was acquired last season by the Tigers as an insurance policy for the struggling Joe Nathan but he found himself getting injured just six games after being acquired which forced him to miss more than a month. In 13 games with the Tigers last season Soria went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA after posting a 2.70 ERA with the Rangers prior to the trade. The Tigers expect Nathan to be their closer heading into the season which will mean Soria will once again be in a set up role. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba