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Report: Vikings Promote Kyle Sloter to Active Roster

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With Sam Bradford hobbled, the Vikings add a third quarterback to the 53.

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UPDATE: In order to put Kyle Sloter on the active roster, the Vikings have waived defensive back Antone Exum, Jr.

Original story below.


A couple of days ago, we got the reports of swelling in the knee of Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Sam Bradford. Even though an MRI came back negative, when you have the sort of history of knee injuries that Bradford has. . .and, especially, in a knee he’s had two ACL repairs done on. . .it’s cause for concern.

Apparently, the concern has become great enough where the Vikings are promoting another option at quarterback.

The Vikings are, reportedly, promoting quarterback Kyle Sloter from their practice squad to their active roster.

Sloter has only been with the Vikings for a couple of weeks, having spent the preseason with the Denver Broncos after going undrafted. I’m not sure how much of a grasp of the offense he has at this point, but he’s now at least an option for the Vikings at quarterback if the worst case scenario arises.

We don’t have any word yet on whose spot on the 53-man roster Sloter will be taking, but as soon as we have that information we will bring it here.

This news leads me to believe that Bradford might end up being a game-time decision. If the knee is giving him issues, they’ll let him test it out in pre-game warm-ups. If he’s not able to go, then Case Keenum will get the start at quarterback and Sloter will be his backup. If Bradford is able to go, then he’ll start, Keenum will back him up, and Sloter will likely be inactive.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this one as it develops.