Posted: Nov 9, 2010 3:10 PM by Shane Ewing (KPAX Sports)
Updated: Nov 10, 2010 12:10 PM
Former Montana Grizzly Colt Anderson has left the Minnesota Vikings practice squad and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Anderson left for Philadelphia today at 1:30 p.m. MT and confirmed via text message that he has been added to the Eagles 53-man active roster.
Anderson, a Butte native and All-American safety for the Griz, reserved comment until after he lands in Philadelphia and makes the deal official. He spent all of last season on the Vikings practice squad and was named to the practice squad once again after the NFL preseason this year.
When a player belongs to an NFL team's practice squad, he can be picked up by any team to join an active roster. The Eagles' web site does not confirm the transaction, nor does it list any injury to an Eagles safety who Anderson is likely replacing.
Minnesota head coach Brad Childress served as Offensive Coordinator in Philadelphia under Eagles head coach Andy Reid from 1999 to 2005. The two have acknowledged that they regularly stay in contact.
We will have updates from Anderson as soon as they become available.