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Vikings re-sign OT Rashod Hill

The primary backup at the tackle spots is back

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On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings finalized their efforts to retain one of their important backups along the offensive line.

Numerous sources have reported that the Vikings agreed to terms with offensive tackle Rashod Hill to return to the team. It is a one-year deal, and the financial terms were not immediately disclosed.

Hill has been with the Vikings since Minnesota grabbed him off of the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2016 season. Hill played much of the 2016 regular season finale against the Chicago Bears, and between the 2017 and 2018 seasons started in 15 games for the Vikings, seeing time at both tackle spots. He was used as a sixth offensive lineman in “heavy” packages this past season, and is still the primary backup option at both tackle positions.

While the Vikings still have spots to fill on the offensive line, it’s nice to have someone like Hill back in the fold. He provides that backup option at both tackle spots, and has enough starting experience where he can be relied on in the event of an injury to start and not be a complete disaster. I’m going to assume that the deal to bring him back isn’t going to cost the Vikings a great deal of money.

The Vikings continue making moves in the early stages of free agency. They might not be the big, sexy moves that turn a lot of heads, but they’re making them.