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Vikings, Shaun Hill have mutual interest

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings' search for a backup quarterback continued Sunday, one veteran's name seemed to keep surfacing.

According to a league source, there is mutual interest between the Vikings and St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, who began his career in Minnesota in 2005 and spent the 2006 season with current Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Hill is "seriously interested" in returning to the Vikings, according to the source, and his respect for Turner is among the chief reasons he'd welcome a return to Minnesota.

The 35-year-old Hill, who started the Rams' 2014 season-opening 34-7 loss to the Vikings, made a total of eight starts and completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,657 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He would come to Minnesota as a backup for second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a year after he helped the Rams weather the loss of Sam Bradford to a torn ACL.

There are other teams interested in Hill, but the Vikings appear to be a strong contender for his services. Especially if Brian Hoyer signs with a team that gives him a chance to start, Hill could be a good fit for the Vikings as a No. 2 quarterback.