EAGAN, Minn. — Rashod Hill is returning to the Vikings.
The team announced Wednesday that it has agreed to terms with the tackle who has been in Minnesota for the past four-plus seasons.
Hill's return means he could be among the internal options for opening at left tackle that was created by Riley Reiff's release last week.
The 29-year-old was an unrestricted free agent this offseason but will now return for his sixth season in Purple.
Hill has grown into a solid player in the swing tackle role since arriving in 2016 off Jacksonville's practice squad. He has appeared in 59 regular-season games with 17 starts in the past five seasons and can play both ends of the line.
He started seven games in 2017 and eight games in 2018, but had just one start in each of the past two seasons.
Hill was on the field for 122 offensive snaps (11.3 percent) in 2020, starting the season finale in Detroit at left tackle in Reiff's absence. He recorded a respectable grade of 69.1 by the analytics website Pro Football Focus in that game, and had a PFF grade of 72.4 on the season.
Hill, who is familiar with Minnesota's offensive scheme, could now battle for a starting spot at either tackle position depending on how the rest of the offseason shakes out for the Vikings.