EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings on Friday promoted tight end Kyle Carter from the practice squad and placed tight end Blake Bell on injured reserve.
Carter spent the 2016 offseason and preseason with the Vikings after joining the team as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State.
He was released during final roster reductions and signed to the practice squad. After being released from the practice squad in October, Carter rejoined the Vikings in the same capacity last December.
He spent all of the 2017 offseason with Minnesota and again was released during roster reductions and signed to the practice squad in September.
This is the first time that Carter has been on the Vikings 53-man roster.
Carter was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection at Penn State. He appeared in 46 games and made 19 starts for the Nittany Lions, totaling 84 receptions for 963 yards and four touchdowns in four seasons.
Bell joined the Vikings prior to the 2017 season opener against New Orleans. He appeared in all 13 games and made three starts, including last Sunday at Carolina. Bell caught two passes and a 2-point conversion pass against the Panthers but suffered a shoulder injury.
The Vikings were without tight end David Morgan last week, and Kyle Rudolph suffered an ankle injury that has sidelined him this week.
In addition to the moves with the tight ends, the Vikings also signed Jack Tocho back to the practice squad.* *