On Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings wound up signing a running back after all. It just wasn’t the one that a lot of us were expecting.
The Vikings signed free agent Bronson Hill to a contract. He will take the spot of running back Bishop Sankey on the Vikings’ roster. Sankey suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Thursday’s 17-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills, and has been placed on Injured Reserve.
Hill went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan in 2015, and was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills. He was waived by the Bills during their final cuts, and spent time on the practice squads of the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and New Orleans Saints.
Hill then signed a futures contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, and made it to their final cuts of training camp before being released. He was then signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars and placed on their practice squad. Hill made it to the active roster for the Jaguars in December, but was released after the season.
David Cobb, the former Minnesota Golden Gopher, worked out for the Vikings at the same time that Hill did, but the Vikings decided to go with Hill instead.
So, the Vikings are once again back to 90 players on the roster. Hill was out at practice with the team on Saturday, and should be ready to play a few snaps in the Vikings’ next preseason contest against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.