With Bishop Sankey out for the year, Vikings add a running back

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The Vikings need a running back, with backup Bishop Sankey out for the year with a torn ACL. They’ve added one.

Sankey has been waived with the injured designation, and Bronson Hill has been added to the roster.

Hill, who played college football at Eastern Michigan, spent the 2016 season with the Jaguars. Before that, he entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the Bills. He spent time on the practice squads of the Bears, Dolphins, and Saints that year. The Jaguars released him on May 1.

Last season, Hill appeared in three games, carrying the ball twice for 11 yards.

Hill faces an uphill climb in Minnesota to make the roster, but he’ll get practice rep and preseason opportunities as he continues to chase his dream of making it in the NFL.

33 responses to “With Bishop Sankey out for the year, Vikings add a running back

  1. Game 1 of the preseason. It sure didn’t take long for the “upgraded” offensive line to get their first player killed back there.

    Rick Spielman is a Mortician.

  2. Until the Vikes get a decent O-line, Jim Brown in his prime couldn’t run behind that bunch. It’s football, and you have to be able to block somebody if you want to win.

  3. This is a tough break for Sankey. I think this means that CJ Ham now makes the team, which gives the offense more short yardage play-calling flexibility, which is something they need more than a 4th string RB.

  4. Hill doesn’t have a chance at making the Vikings roster.

    He would however become an instant starter in Green Bay as RB, WR, any position on defense, defensive coordinator, head coach, trainers, and general manager.

  5. h0metownzero says:
    August 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    RB’s face an uphill battle trying not to lose yardage behind that hapless and tasteless group of lifeless carcasses blocking for them.
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    A little harsh on the packers aren’t you?

    Good thing you don’t have a real RB then.

  6. A lot of Packer fans with nothing to do on a Saturday. The fact is, Sankey’s injury had nothing to do with the offensive line. Another fact is that the offensive line is not great but will be considerably better than last year. I’ll leave it to the football novices to panic after one preseason game. Finally, there is no doubt in my mind that the Packers will be utterly incapable of running the ball this year.

  7. Stankey was looking good too but the Vikings are just too deep at RB to keep him. It’s nice having running backs, let me tell you. Same goes for a defense.

  8. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    The Vikes must have a crappy receiver they can make into a crappy RB don’t they? Oh yeah, that’s what crappy teams with crappy GMs do.
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    And yet………somehow………..the Packers continue to own the Vikings. How does that make you feel?

  9. We keep blaming the line, but what about their coach tony sparano? Does anyone see a player developing or getting better? I can’t believe that every Olineman is a stumble bum. This guy has failed as a coach everywhere he hasn’t been handed a stacked deck. Time to say bye bye tony. Oh yeah the article, tough break Bishop good luck.

  10. filthymcnasty3 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Game 1 of the preseason. It sure didn’t take long for the “upgraded” offensive line to get their first player killed back there.

    Rick Spielman is a Mortician.

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    Main reason why the Vikings believe they’ve got a great defense is they practice every day against that offensive line.

  11. Atlanta AD didn’t have a choice in Minnesota he was told he was done there.So much for your take on things.

  12. No jimmy the Vikes have a good defense because that is how they rate. I has nothing to do with their own offense it doesn’t wok that way. You are weak.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    August 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    The Vikes must have a crappy receiver they can make into a crappy RB don’t they? Oh yeah, that’s what crappy teams with crappy GMs do.
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    And yet………somehow………..the Packers continue to own the Vikings. How does that make you feel?
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    Wrong again. Zygy Wilf owns the Vikings and apparently a bunch of fat drunk people in blaze orange with cheese on their heads own the Packers.

  14. An article about an injured RB in Minnesota still causes vikings fans to comment on GB.
    Come on boys, lets keep our eyes focused on getting out of third place for now.
    Staring up at the division winning Packers and trying to tear down some of their success just isn’t healthy.

  15. packer fans sure are a bunch of sore losers.

    And, you really are. The Patriots are winners, they’ve won 5 super bowls since 1996 to your one super bowl. Your team, your fans and entire organization are losers. Stop pretending to be any different, stop acting like you’re on the same level as the Patriots. You’re not.

  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm
    Packer fans that cry about Viking trolls being on Packer stories are all over this tread. What hypocrites. They probably don’t even understand how they are seen .
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    How they are seen by Viking fans? Oh no. How will I ever sleep again?

  17. fmc651 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    David Cobb will be interesting to see.Good luck David Skol!
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    Maybe you should read the article. They signed something called Bronson Hill.

  18. If he is trying to impress a team by his play….GOOD LUCK..
    C’mone Wilf, Spielman has proven he is nothing more than a slick dressed used car salesman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Lets Trade all our high draft picks for 8 low picks that will be cut before the season, looking for that one in a thousand FA or 6th rounder ….Hows that working for ya’ Ricky Dick? You must have gotten beaned playing Pee Wee Football by an Offensive Lineman to get you to hate tham so much…38 MILLION on that line??
    Minnesota JUST MIGHT NOT WIN A GAME THIS YEAR…..Just to watch Rick trade the first player in the first 3 rounds for some teams 5-6-7 rounders for the next 3 years!!!!!
    #GiveRickToTheBrowns

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