Holton Hill’s suspension officially ends

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Vikings cornerback Holton Hill‘s suspension ended Friday, the day after the team’s Week Eight game.

The Vikings will have a roster exemption that expires Nov. 4.

Hill served two four-game suspensions, one for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances and one for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t know what kind of impact Hill immediately can have.

“I don’t know. He hasn’t practiced in eight weeks,” Zimmer said Friday, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “We’ll see how he looks when he gets out there.’’

Hill played 57 percent of the snaps in the final nine games after the Vikings were hit with injuries. The undrafted free agent ended up playing 374 defensive snaps and 260 special teams snaps during his rookie season.

19 responses to “Holton Hill’s suspension officially ends

  1. He has proven that he is physically talented enough for the NFL. He just needs to decide if he is willing to stay off the pot for the next decade.

  2. Is there a line in Vegas on whether he learned his lesson? He must be very talented to still have a spot.

  3. It’s not Hill that Rhodes has to worry about, it’s Mike Hughes. He can run with the smaller, quicker WRs that gives Rhodes so much trouble.

  4. No question, Rhodes deserves the criticism you read here. He’s either playing off coverage and giving up 1st downs, or he is committing PI on deep balls. Teams are going to target him even more until he shows them they shouldn’t.

  5. “All this for some mar-i-juana?”


    Read the article again. He’s had two suspensions, one is for PEDs. Not to mention his on field penalties. Hill’s got some growing up to do.

  6. In the last four games, Cousins has completed 91 of 116 passes (78.4%) for 1,261 yards, 10 touchdowns, one interception, and a combined QBR of 108.4… third best in the NFL. Dalvin Cook leads the NFL in rushing yards (823) and running touchdowns (nine). Add in his 293 receiving yards and Cook also is the NFL leader in yards from scrimmage (1,116). Once again Diggs and Thielen are in the top three for tandom receivers in the NFL. Individually Thielen has a team-high 26 catches, five touchdowns, and 366 receiving yards so far this year… and he is tied for second in the NFL in touchdown receptions. Diggs leads Minnesota with 420 receiving yards, four touchdowns on 23 receptions.

    The Vikings defense is ranked third in the NFL in points allowed (16.5), eighth in passing defense (224.5 yards per game) and seventh in rushing defense (89.4 yards per game), plus they are third in scoring differential (plus-79)… only trailing the Patriots and 49ers.

    Lie to yourselves all you want Velveetas… but the refs in GB won the last meeting for you between our two teams… as well as your last game with the Lions and others. Our next meeting will be at the US Bank Stadium… and the stands will be filled with purple pride. Bring your A game… you’ll need it. SKOL! VIKINGS SKOL!

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