Vikings promote Kyle Sloter to active roster

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Sloter (1) throws during the Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos game on August 31, 2017 at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kyle Emery/Icon Sportswire)
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The Minnesota Vikings have promoted quarterback Kyle Sloter from the practice squad to the active roster, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Starting signal-caller Sam Bradford remains questionable for the Vikings’ Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday due to a knee issue.

Sloter, who played his college football at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Northern Colorado, went undrafted back in the spring.

The Denver Broncos signed Sloter as a free agent back in May, but they released him on Sept. 2. Two days later, the Vikings signed Sloter to their practice squad.

Sloter played just one season under center for Northern Colorado, throwing for 2,656 yards, 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 62.1 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 155.7.

Bradford’s knee issue is a relatively big concern for Minnesota due to the fact that the quarterback has already suffered two torn ACLs in his career.

The 29-year-old was brilliant in the Vikings’ Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints, completing 27 of his 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers.

However, worries about his knee have certainly put a damper on things.

Bradford is in his second year with the Vikings after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles shortly before the 2016 campaign began.

Last season, Bradford threw for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing a league-best 71.6 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 99.3.

The Vikings will head on the road to battle the Steelers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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