The Minnesota Vikings have released Joel Stave from their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
The former Wisconsin quarterback played for the Vikings during the preseason, starting the final exhibition game, but was waived on Sept. 3 and signed to the team’s practice squad the following day.
Minnesota cut Stave on Tuesday along with two tight ends to make room for offensive lineman Austin Shepherd, defensive end Sterling Bailey and defensive back Cedric Thompson, who played collegiately at Minnesota.
Stave passed for 7,635 yards and 48 touchdowns over four up-and-down seasons in Madison, Wis., from 2012-15. He was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft but signed with the Vikings as a free agent.
By releasing Stave, the Vikings have only two healthy quarterbacks on their roster or practice squad: Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill.