05/17/2013 01:54 pm ET

Vikings Move QB Joe Webb To Wide Receiver

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The Minnesota Vikings have made a move at quarterback. No, they haven't displaced Christian Ponder. Instead, they've given him another option in the passing game by moving one-time back-up QB Joe Webb to a new position.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the team will deploy Webb as a full-time receiver. Frazier told Hartman that the signing of quarterback Matt Cassel factored into the decision to change Webb's role.

Webb played receiver in his sophomore year at Alabama-Birmingham, where he recorded 30 receptions for 459 yards, per

The 26-year-old played in only played in 17 games for the Vikings through three seasons. But Webb did start in the Vikings' playoff game against the Packers in the Wild Card round due to Christian Ponder's elbow injury.

That didn't turn out so well.