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Vikings place QB Jackson on injured reserve

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By Eric Edholm

The Vikings' quarterback pool is shrinking.

Tarvaris Jackson's consecutive-games streak is over at one as the team placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a turf toe injury Monday night, starting in place of Brett Favre. That means Monday's starter against the Bears either will be Favre, who is still recovering from the shoulder injury that forced him to miss a start for the first time since 1992, rookie Joe Webb or newly signed Patrick Ramsey.

Favre's streak ended at 297 games Monday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Favre, despite the injury, still could start this week.

Webb, who took nine snaps Monday and has alternated between QB and receiver this season, likely would start if Favre couldn't go, putting the inexperienced player in an awkward position. Ramsey, who signed Wednesday afternoon and takes Jackson's roster spot, hasn't started a game since 2005.

Jackson's Vikings career might now be over. He's scheduled to be a free agent in the offseason and might not be re-signed.

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