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Minnesota Vikings activate Holton Hill, waive Cameron Smith

He’s officially back

NFL: OCT 21 Vikings at Jets Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill completed his two four-game suspensions this past Thursday, as he sat out of the Vikings’ victory over the Washington Redskins. The team had a one-week exemption to decide whether or not to bring him back to the active roster, but apparently they’ve decided they don’t need it.

The team has told us, via social media, that they have added Hill to the 53-man roster. In order to make room for him, they have waived linebacker Cameron Smith.

Hill signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Texas last season. His pedigree and performance on the field didn’t seem to be those of a player that wouldn’t be drafted, but he had some disciplinary issues in college, and those were enough to push him out of the draft.

Hill wound up starting three games last season for the Vikings. During the offseason, he was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy against performance enhancing drugs, and then received another four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy against substances of abuse.

With Hill back in the fold, the Vikings now have their full complement of cornerbacks, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Zimmer shuffles his backfield around now that Hill is available again.

What do you think of the Vikings bringing Holton Hill back to the roster, folks?