Rashod Hill and Riley Reiff started 12 games together as right and left tackles, bookending the Vikings offensive line through winning stretches of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 2018 was the last time Hill opened a season as a starter before this Sunday in Cincinnati.
Hill and Reiff will be reunited at Paul Brown Stadium that day, but on opposing sidelines and opposite sides of their lines.
Hill is taking Reiff's old spot at left tackle, where the Vikings' succession plan for their former team captain is in limbo. They're once again detoured to Hill, a 29-year-old veteran who steps into another starting role that wasn't expected for him.