The Detroit Lions are bringing in yet another quarterback as they enter the final quarter of their season. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Lions are signing Kyle Sloter from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.
Sloter has spent most of his three-year career in Minnesota, but didn’t make the final cuts with the Vikings this year. The Cardinals swiped him up and kept him on the practice squad since.
There hasn’t been a correspondign move announced yet, but one has to wonder if a Lions quarterback is about to get shut down for the season. With the Lions officially eliminated from playoff contention following their Thanksgiving loss to the Bears, it’s certainly possible that Detroit has finally decided to shut down Matthew Stafford, who has missed the past four games with a back injury. Additionally, backup Jeff Driskel is dealing with a hamstring injury, so the Lions may simply want at least two healthy quarterbacks on the roster.
We’ll see what the Lions do when the move becomes official.
UPDATE: The Lions have placed Jeff Driskel on IR.