According to Judd Zulgad of ESPN1500, the Vikings have agreed to a deal with 27 year old former Dolphins running back Lex Hilliard. Hilliard who was not tendered by the Dolphins, started 4 games last season, finished with 16 carries for 41 yards and a TD.
Jeremy Fowler stated that it’s a one year deal and the Vikings signed Hilliard primarly because of his blocking ability but consider him a capable runner. He is listed at 5’11, 240 lbs, and at that size he looks the part of a goal line back or a fullback.
Hilliard will join a crowded backfield competing for a roster spot. Peterson and Gerhart are locks while Caleb King, Jordan Todman, Ryan D’Imperio, and Matt Asiata round out the rest of the RB/FB group currently under contract.