QB Kyle Sloter Promoted from Practice Squad Due to Sam Bradford Injury Concerns

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2017

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter #1 of the Denver Broncos walks on the field after a preseason NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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As the Minnesota Vikings continue to monitor quarterback Sam Bradford's health, they promoted Kyle Sloter to the 53-man roster before Week 2's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin, the Vikings announced Saturday they'd signed Sloter off the practice squad and waived safety Antone Exum Jr. to make room on the roster.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Friday the Vikings have "some concerns" after Bradford underwent an MRI Tuesday after experiencing "swelling, pain and discomfort" in his knee following the team's 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

Mortensen added the Vikings are "cautiously optimistic" Bradford will be able to play against the Steelers. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has been a limited participant in practice this week, per the team's official injury report.

Sloter was an undrafted free agent out of Northern Colorado in 2017. He signed with the Denver Broncos in May and went 31-of-43 with 413 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason before being waived Sept. 2.

If Bradford can't play against the Steelers, backup Case Keenum would likely get the start. Sloter would be Minnesota's No. 2 quarterback for the game.