Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds reports that the Vikings are bringing in free agent RBs David Cobb and Bronson Hill for workouts following the news that Bishop Sankey is out for the season with an ACL tear.
Cobb, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the Titans last year. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2,252,668 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season when he was cut by the Titans in the final week of the preseason.
The Steelers later signed him to their practice squad at the start of the season only to cut him loose in October of last year. Cobb later signed on to the Bears’ practice squad before returning to the team on a future/reserve contract this past January but was cut loose shortly after this year’s NFL draft.
In 2015, Cobb appeared in seven games for the Titans and ran for 146 yards on 52 carries (2.8 YPC) to go along with one reception for -2 yards receiving and a single touchdown.
Hill, 24, wound up signing on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan back in August of 2015. He lasted just a few weeks in Buffalo before he signed on to the Bears practice squad at the start of the 2015 season.
Hill had brief stints with the Dolphins, Saints and Bengals before signing on to the Jaguars’ practice squad at the start of last year. Unfortunately, Jacksonville elected to cut Hill loose shortly after this year’s draft.
In 2016, Hill appeared in three games and rushed for 11 yards on two carries and no touchdowns.