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Report: Minnesota Vikings Reach Out To Shaun Hill

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We're approximately three hours into the "legal tampering" period for NFL free agency, and it appears that we finally have a name connected to the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have targeted long-time veteran quarterback Shaun Hill as a potential replacement for the traded Matt Cassel as Teddy Bridgewater's backup.

Hill actually got his start with the Vikings in 2002, as they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maryland. He was with the Vikings from 2002 to 2005, with the Vikings sending him to NFL Europe in 2003. He led NFL Europe in passing yardage in that 2003 season with the Amsterdam Admirals. He then spent 2006 to 2009 with the San Francisco 49ers, and was with the Detroit Lions from 2010 to 2013. He spent last season with the St. Louis Rams, and actually started the 2014 season opener in St. Louis against the Vikings, but was benched after one half of play due to injury or ineffectiveness (depending on which story you choose to believe).

Hill's career intersected with current offensive coordinator Norv Turner's career in San Francisco, where Turner served as the offensive coordinator in 2006. Hill didn't actually see any action for the Niners that year, but hey. . .they were there at the same time.

For his career, Hill has started 34 games and completed 62.2% of his passes. He has thrown 49 touchdowns to 30 interceptions over the course of his 13 NFL seasons. If he were to sign with the Vikings, he would become the oldest player on the Minnesota roster, having turned 35 in January.

What do you think, Vikings fans? Yea or nay to Shaun Hill as (potentially) the backup quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings?