Vikings place Jackson on IR

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have placed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on injured reserve and signed Patrick Ramsey to fill the roster spot.

Jackson started Monday's game against the New York Giants after Brett Favre's record streak came to an end because of a shoulder sprain. It was a short-lived run for Jackson, who suffered a toe injury during the 21-3 loss and will miss the remainder of the season.

"Tarvaris is a tough guy. He's done everything we've asked of him, but he wasn't going to come back this season," said Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier on Thursday. "[There's] no break, more ligament damage. [It's] an injury where he couldn't put pressure on that foot."

With Favre still bothered by the shoulder problem and Joe Webb, the team's third quarterback, coming off a hamstring issue, Ramsey could play in Monday's game against the Chicago Bears.

Webb, though, is projected as the starter for Monday. The UAB product played briefly last week against Giants and completed 2-of-5 throws for eight yards while adding a 16-yard run.

"That would be the plan, he will work with the first unit," Frazier stated about practice this week for Webb. "I think we may be past that hamstring.

"He's really excited about the opportunity. He can't wait to line up and play and start, if that happens. We have confidence that he can get it done."

Ramsey, meanwhile, will join his third team this year and his fifth over the past two seasons, but hasn't seen any game action since 2008. He signed with Miami on Nov. 15 after Chad Pennington was hurt, but was released two weeks later. He also spent a week with Jacksonville in October.

"I told him that's a real possibility," Frazier said about Ramsey seeing the field on Monday. "We're not certain what's going to happen with Brett, or with Joe. We'll have to shrink the menu [playbook] if he has to get in, but he'll be fine."

The nine-year veteran also didn't play last year despite being part of the rosters for Detroit and Tennessee.

Ramsey spent four years with Washington and started 24 games for the Redskins from 2002-05. He also played one game for the Jets in 2006 and saw action in three games for the Broncos over the 2007-08 seasons. He has thrown for 5,930 yards and 35 touchdowns with 30 interceptions in 37 games.


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