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Vikings make offer to Shaun Hill

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' pursuit of backup quarterback Shaun Hill appears to be picking up some speed.

According to a league source, the Vikings have made an offer to the 35-year-old Hill, and will be in touch with the quarterback's agent on Monday afternoon. Hill, who spent the 2006 season in San Francisco with current Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, has "genuine interest" in returning to Minnesota, where he spent his first NFL season, and he could give the Vikings a veteran backup for second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Hill has received interest from a number of teams since the free-agent negotiating window opened on Saturday, but there appears to be a good chance for a match between him and the Vikings, particularly if Brian Hoyer heads to a team that gives him a chance to start. Hill, who started eight games for the St. Louis Rams last season, threw for 1,657 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 63.3 percent of his passes. His familiarity with Turner's system, and his recent work as a starting quarterback, would seemingly make him a solid fit for the Vikings.