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Report: Vikings trying to trade QB Kyle Sloter

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And they’ll release him if they can’t find a partner

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With less than two hours to go before the NFL-mandated roster deadline, the Minnesota Vikings are, reportedly, trying to deal a fan favorite.

Numerous sources on social media are reporting that the Vikings are attempting to trade quarterback Kyle Sloter, and that if they can’t find a partner by the 3:00 PM Central deadline, they will release him.

Sloter has put up very impressive numbers in the past three preseasons, the last two of which have come with the Vikings. However, the Vikings appear committed to keeping Sean Mannion as the primary backup to Kirk Cousins, and they are reportedly hoping to get Jake Browning on to the practice squad after waiving him earlier today.

This also means that the Vikings are, apparently, content to go with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, which is a departure from what most Gary Kubiak offenses have done in the past.

We’ll obviously be keeping an eye on this one, as we’re at about an hour and 45 minutes before NFL teams need to have their rosters set. We are tracking all of the moves on our roster tracker right here.