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Vikings Place OT Jake Long on IR; Ink Rookie Tackle Rashod Hill

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:22
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Jake Long

The Vikings placed offensive tackle Jake Long on injured reserve Tuesday and replaced him on the roster with undrafted rookie tackle Rashod Hill, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

Hill, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., was on the Jaguars practice squad.

A source said the Jaguars tried to sign Hill to the 53-man roster after the Vikings first expressed interest on Monday, but he deemed Minnesota a better opportunity.

Long suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles tendon injury in Sunday’s 26-20 loss at Washington. He tweeted Tuesday a picture of himself on a plane and wrote, “Flying out to get surgery. Time to get this done.”

The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Hill has yet to appear in an NFL game and is considered by some to be a late bloomer. He went to Southern Mississippi and wasn’t invited to the combine in February. He signed with the Jaguars as a free agent.

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