Hill was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hill has a history of similar issues, as he was suspended by the University of Texas for a positive drug test and he failed another test at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The Vikings were possibly going to give Hill more responsibility in 2019 after he allowed a team-best 51.6 catch percentage last campaign. The trio of Trae Waynes, Xaiver Rhodes (groin) and Mike Hughes (knee) should continue leading the team's secondary.
Hill started at right cornerback and had five tackles with a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Hill got the start with Xavier Rhodes sidelined with a foot injury. He graded well in pass coverage and could earn more playing time with his performance even when Rhodes returns.
Hill had two tackles and played four snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
The undrafted rookie could have a larger role next week as a reserve cornerback with both Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Trae Waynes (knee) hurt.
Hill has made Minnesota's 53-man roster, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
The undrafted free agent from Texas will likely be limited to special teams, but the Vikings feel he could develop into a solid contributor based on his preseason play. The Texas product was expected to be a mid-round pick prior to the draft, but off-field issues (failed drug tests, suspensions) likely led him to be undrafted.