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Niners Nation Aug 21, 2016

Sam Ponder can probably live with Christian Ponder not getting the paint job done

Recently signed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder had a huge game in his debut on Saturday. He completed 7-of-8 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed 22 yards for a touchdown to help guide the 49ers to victory. His wife, Samantha Ponder, was expressing excitement during the game, but after the game had a little bit of fun snark to throw out. Christian had been working on painting their house during his down time out of the NFL when the 49ers came calling. Naturally he took the opportunity, and Saturday showed why it was probably a good idea, even if the paint...

Fourth quarter summation – An entertaining game!

Christian Ponder, are you kidding me? I tweeted “Christian Ponder is in, the 49ers won’t score again.” Then they score twice with Ponder not covered on a read-option on the first TD and then Ponder hitting Dres Anderson on a deep post for the second score. Ponder was flat-backed on the play. This from a guy who was throwing a ball into a net a week ago. Rashard Robinson, the compelling rookie cornerback, also played a lot in the quarter and turned in a mercurial performance. On back-to-back plays, Robinson knocked a pass away and then gave up a first-down completion. You have to wonder...

49ers get encouraging signs after slow start against Broncos

Their defense allowed an opening-drive touchdown. Then their offense punted within 55 seconds. Yes, the 49ers instantly looked overmatched in Saturday night's exhibition visit to the reigning champion Denver Broncos. But the 49ers’ sluggish start didn’t ruin their night. Several encouraging… Continue Reading → The post 49ers get encouraging signs after slow start against Broncos appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2016

Here’s video of Christian Ponder’s 22-yard TD run

Christian Ponder made his San Francisco 49ers debut on Saturday, only four days after signing with the team. All things considered, it got off to a solid start. On his first drive, he led the team on a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. He completed 5-of-6 passes for 33 yards, targeting Jerome Simpson three times, and connecting twice for ten yards. Ponder capped the drive with a fancy little bit of running. The Broncos followed the running back on the zone read, and Ponder elected to keep the ball. He turned and ran outside to the right and scored with ease. Here is video of the run,...
Express-Times Aug 20, 2016
Eagles tried to sign QB Christian Ponder in 2015

Eagles tried to sign QB Christian Ponder in 2015

The former first-round pick and current 49ers backup chose to go to the Raiders instead.
Niners Nation Aug 18, 2016

Christian Ponder was painting his house, little out of shape when 49ers called

Newly signed 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder met with the media on Wednesday to discuss the past two days. We’ve got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Christian Ponder on Tuesday, adding depth to a position that is dealing with two significant issues. Thad Lewis was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL, and Colin Kaepernick is dealing with an issue in his throwing arm that will sideline him this weekend. Ponder was at home in Phoenix, painting his house when he got calls recently. He had a workout with the Arizona...
Broncos’ welcome 49ers to interception party, Henry Krieger-Coble and more observations from Wednesday’s joint practice

Broncos’ welcome 49ers to interception party, Henry Krieger-Coble and more observations from Wednesday’s joint practice

The no-fly zone found new unsuspecting victims Wednesday in 49ers quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Jeff Driskel.
49ers Gab Aug 16, 2016

49’ers Ink Former Vikings QB Christian Ponder

After the injury to Thad Lewis left the Niners a little shorthanded at QB, the team made a roster move, as they picked up former Vikings and Ravens QB Christian Ponder. Ponder, who hasn’t thrown a pass since 2014, signed a one-year deal to come in and try and compete to stay on the teams’ […]
San Jose Mercury News Aug 16, 2016

49ers sign Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings castoff is third QB from 2011 draft on 49ers roster
Niners Nation Aug 16, 2016

Check out 49ers quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder working with Steve Mariucci in 2011

The San Francisco 49ers now have three quarterbacks on their roster from the 2011 NFL Draft. And now we can watch when Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert worked with Steve Mariucci. The San Francisco 49ers signed Christian Ponder on Tuesday, giving them some much needed camp depth. Colin Kaepernick has not thrown in practice since Wednesday, and Thad Lewis tore his ACL on Sunday. Ponder is not exactly a good quarterback, but he’ll be in camp to compete with Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel. At the very least, he gives the team another warm for Saturday’s game against the Denver...

49ers sign QB Christian Ponder

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers just announced they’ve signed veteran quarterback Christian Ponder to a one-year deal. He will replace veteran quarterback Thad Lewis who tore his ACL during Sunday’s preseason game. Ponder (28) has started 36 games in the NFL, but only one since 2013. Last season he didn’t play at all. Do you […]
San Jose Mercury News Aug 16, 2016

49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw

Christian Ponder is joining 2011 draft-class quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, the latter of whom hasn't thrown in 49ers practice for nearly a week because of shoulder tightness.

49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw

Christian Ponder is joining 2011 draft-class quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, the latter of whom hasn't thrown in 49ers practice for nearly a week because of shoulder tightness. Ponder agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract, filling the roster spot of… Continue Reading → The post 49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Niners Nation Aug 16, 2016

49ers sign Christian Ponder to 1-year deal

The 49ers needed QB depth, and they get it with Ponder. He is likely no more than a camp body for now. Well, there’s your new quarterback depth! The San Francisco 49ers have signed Christian Ponder to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. He joins a roster that lost Thad Lewis to a torn ACL, and has been without Colin Kaepernick throwing the ball since last Wednesday. Blaine Gabbert is the favorite to win the 49ers starting quarterback job, and Ponder’s addition likely will not threaten that. The team only has two healthy quarterbacks right now, so Ponder gives...

Kaepernick still not throwing as Gabbert, Driskel handle most workload

Colin Kaepernick hasn't thrown a pass in practice in six days, keeping in doubt his status for this week's practices and exhibition at Denver. Kaepenick, who has a tight throwing shoulder, did hand off the ball twice and ran with… Continue Reading → The post Kaepernick still not throwing as Gabbert, Driskel handle most workload appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

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