EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly added to the competition at running back.
Multiple reports have said Minnesota signed Lex Hilliard, who played his first three NFL seasons for the Miami Dolphins and started four games last season, to a one-year contract. Hilliard, 27, had 16 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown last season, and caught five passes for 49 yards.
The 5-foot-11, 240-pounder can play both running back positions adds to the depth at the position for the Vikings behind Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. Peterson is still recovering from knee surgery at the end of last season. Gerhart also suffered a knee injury in the season finale last year, but didnt need surgery and has been working out this offseason.
Hilliard, who will likely need to contribute on special teams as well, joins a group in the backfield that includes young backs Jordan Todman and Caleb King and fullbacks Ryan DImperio and Matt Asiata. Lorenzo Booker is an unrestricted free age...