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In a move that will certainly go over well with a completely calm fan base, the Vikings officially parted ways with quarterback Kyle Sloter, who had the best pre-season of the four quarterbacks the Vikings had on their then 90-man roster. The team announced they waived Sloter, after it was widely reported that they were attempting to trade him.

Sloter joined the team in 2017 after he was released by the Denver Broncos, and was initially signed to the practice squad before he was promoted to the active roster. He spent 2018 on the active roster as well, and had one of (if not the) best pre-season in Vikings history starting with three games with a QB-rating over 129 (with a game over 143 and 158 (ie a “perfect” rating)).

Sloter started the game on Thursday night as the team was resting starter Kirk Cousins and back-up Sean Mannion. While his numbers weren’t nearly as perfect as his first three outings, he still moved the offense down the field and showed an ability that neither Cousins nor Mannion possess, which is the ability to extend plays with his legs.

Fans were heavily pushing for Sloter to nab the back-up (or even starting) spot(s). This move will certainly add additional pressure to Cousins, who had a disastrous outing in the third pre-season game (going 3-for-13 and looking like he was completely lost).

Stay tuned for updates as to who picks up Sloter, and for all news regarding the roster moves as the Vikings trim their roster down to the final 53.

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      puck1384Joe Johnson
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      In a move that will certainly go over well with a completely calm fan base, the Vikings officially parted ways with quarterback Kyle Sloter, who had t
      [See the full post at: Vikings Cut Sloter after Failing to Find Partner for Trade]

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      pnc72pnc72
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      Exciting player on the Field, but must have really screwed up in training camp to get cut over Mannion!?

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        puck1384Joe Johnson
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        Yeah.

        Zimmer said he was basically bad at clock and game management and you know how anal he is about stuff like that. So it looks like they covet that over actually, you know, playing and winning games?

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      KjoconKirby O’Connor
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      It’s frustrating to see that if Cousins goes down, we’re resigned to trying to eek out wins by managing the game instead of by trying to, you know, make plays.

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        puck1384Joe Johnson
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        Shaun Hill style.

        Cousins better come through man

        And I feel like that’s a big If right now. Sigh.

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      mikegreitzermikegreitzer
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      One—No trade partners for Sloter or Treadwell. Whats that tell ya?

      Two–one year of college football for Sloter. Thats crazy. No wonder he doesn’t fit th emold.

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      shoeless6Joe Oberle
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      I don’t mind the loss of Sloter, myself. He did fine against lesser competition. I am thinking things might been tougher for him in practice going against the Vikings defense. Just means they will be looking at quarterback in next year’s draft again.

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