Vikings promote Kyle Sloter to active roster

Pauline Gross
September 17, 2017

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to play at Pittsburgh despite a knee injury that limited him all week in practice.

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. Bradford's MRI reportedly "did not reveal any specific damage", but it's the same knee he had ACL surgeries on in 2013 and 2014.

If Bradford's knee doesn't allow him to play on Sunday, then the Vikings will have to go with veteran backup Case Keenum.

However, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he expects Bradford to start on Sunday.

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Bradford is coming off perhaps the best game of his National Football League career against the Saints, and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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.

As poorly as the Vikings' offensive line played last season, it was a miracle that Bradford was able to start 15 games.

Sloter, an undrafted rookie from Northern Colorado, was signed September 4 to the practice squad after being waived two days earlier by Denver. If this didn't cause sufficient concern, there was another disturbing development on Saturday when the Vikings signed quarterback Kyle Sloter off their practice squad. Keenum is coming off a season in which he passed for 2,201 yards and nine touchdowns with 11 interceptions for Bradford's former team, the Los Angeles Rams.

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