Kyle Sloter promoted to Minnesota Vikings’ active roster

Sayre Bedinger
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter /

The Minnesota Vikings promoted former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Sloter to their active roster just ahead of week two…

The Minnesota Vikings have an interesting situation on their hands with the recent reports of Sam Bradford having a bit of a concerning injury heading into week two. Potentially thin at the quarterback position, the team has opted to sign Kyle Sloter to the 53-man roster, proving he made the right decision to sign with the Vikings.

Sloter reportedly struggled badly after signing on initially with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. John Elway said the team needed someone basically to simply be able to throw passes over the course of the offseason with Chad Kelly on the shelf due to injury, and Sloter showed some great improvement over the course of the offseason.

Going into training camp, there were little to no expectations for the former Norther Colorado product, and he came up big in some big situations.

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In particular, Sloter was excellent in preseason play, leading the Broncos to some really fun, dramatic exhibition victories.

There was a large sect of Broncos Country that wanted Sloter as the backup quarterback going into the season, especially with the injury to Paxton Lynch.

The Broncos opted for a veteran instead, signing Brock Osweiler after he was cut by Cleveland.

Sloter was given an offer by the Broncos to stick around on the practice squad, but a much better offer by the Minnesota Vikings and potentially a better situation.

He’s proving himself right in that regard, getting promoted to the active roster ahead of the Vikings’ second game. He may not get a chance to play right away, but Sloter will be on the sideline, potentially just a play or two away from getting in the game.