CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The Kyle Sloter experience is now a mist of Purple Haze.
The people's choice to serve as the Broncos backup quarterback, Sloter accepted a practice squad spot with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Vikings nearly tripled the standard $7,200 per week practice salary to land Sloter, who attracted interest from multiple teams, including the Broncos. Denver made a strong push. There's no maximum salary for practice squad, allowing Minnesota to outbid suitors for Sloter. The former Northern Colorado star had hoped to stay in Denver because of the familiarity with the system, but also recognized the changed landscape.
With Trevor Siemian starting and the Broncos adding Brock Osweiler as a veteran, Paxton Lynch returning in a few months from a shoulder injury and Chad Kelly (knee, wrist) on the injured reserve, Sloter would have faced an uphill climb to the active roster.
In Minnesota, there is a clearer path to the 53-man roster, and more money, which increases a team's patience in development.
The Broncos added a player to their 53-man roster Sunday, with Kyle Peko tweeting, "God is so good! excited to be apart of the Denver Broncos." Peko provides depth at nose tackle behind his cousin Domata Peko.
The Broncos will continue to fill out their 10-man practice squad Sunday. Receiver Kalif Raymond joined the New York Jets practice squad. Those who are candidates to return to Denver's squad include: defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett, and receiver Anthony Nash.
Practice squad additions (Will be updated throughout the day):