Jacksonville Jaguars news: Kyle Sloter provides depth at quarterback

New Orleans Breakers quarterback Kyle Sloter (10) at Protective Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Breakers quarterback Kyle Sloter (10) at Protective Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jacksonville Jaguars reported to training camp on July 24th and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports they signed quarterback Kyle Sloter on the same day.

Field Yates of ESPN first reported the Jags had brought in Sloter for a visit Saturday, and it looks like they felt good enough about him to sign him the following day. Sloter last played for the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football league. He completed 168 of 291 passes for 1,798 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Sloter will be joining a quarterback room that includes Trevor Lawrence, C.J. Beathard, Jake Luton and E.J. Perry. Beathard is currently nursing a hamstring injury he suffered earlier this year in practice. He should be back for training camp, and it seems like he’s right on schedule but signing Sloter ensures the Jags have enough signal-callers in the upcoming days.

Update: The Jaguars have officially announced they’ve signed Sloter. They also released Perry with a non-football injury designation. 

Kyle Sloter might turn out to be a camp arm for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Sloter signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, the Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears, and more recently, the Las Vegas Raiders. However, the Northern Colorado Bear has never played in a regular season game and won’t probably get the chance to do so in Jacksonville.

With Beathard out, Luton and Perry will get whatever reps Trevor Lawrence doesn’t get, so Sloter’s chance to make a positive impression will be slim. If Beathard has a setback and has to miss more time than expected, Sloter could remain with the Jags for the remainder of training camp but it’s hard to see him making it beyond the preseason.

All things considered, bringing in Sloter for camp is a smart move. Teams should always expect the unexpected and while they have no control over injuries, they can certainly be prepared for them. If one of their quarterbacks goes down during training camp, Sloter can be counted on.

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