Earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings added running back Bronson Hill to the fold with Bishop Sankey tearing his ACL in their first preseason game this past friday, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Interestingly, the Vikings were trying to do a reclamation project with Sankey, but they get to try that all over again with him next season or try developing a back with Hill.
In addition, Hill is a 24-year old do it all type back that has a chance on making this team in two ways. The first way is making the 53-man roster and the second way is making the practice squad, which the Eastern Michigan product has practice squad eligibility. That is a bonus for Hill, if he wants to stick with the Vikings.
The newly acquired running back has limited regular season experience. He did play in three games with the Jaguars last season and has just two career carries for 11 yards (5.5 average).
Lastly, Hill has bounced around the league during the past three preseasons, with the Bengals, Bills, Bears, Dolphins and Saints having him on their respective rosters briefly before he caught on in Jacksonville.
Note: Hill was scheduled to visit the Falcons next, if the Vikings passed on him, according to Chris Tomasson.
College Career Stats: 421 carries, 2,362 rushing yards (5.6 average), 11 rushing touchdowns, 37 receptions, 526 receiving yards (14.2 average), 4 touchdowns.