According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears are signing quarterback Kyle Sloter to their practice squad. He’ll provide some additional insurance with back up Mitchell Trubisky still nursing an injured shoulder.
The Bears worked Sloter out in August and then again last week. He’ll join Trubisky, Nick Foles and Tyler Bray in Chicago’s QB room.
The 26-year old Sloter played his college ball at Northern Colorado and he originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Denver Broncos in 2017, but he was waived as a part of their final cutdowns. He then signed with the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings, before being promoted to their active roster for most of the 2017 season. He was waived before the 2019 season and latched on with the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals. The Detroit Lions signed him away from Arizona that season, and they waived him in March of 2020.
In other Bears news, they are activating offensive tackle Jason Spriggs and defensive back Michael Joseph from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Spriggs will go back to the 53-man roster, and Joseph will revert back to their injured reserve list.