The Minnesota Vikings cornerback room seemed to be set up for a bright future just months ago. Now there’s uncertainty circulating the Jeff Gladney situation and it was reported on Thursday that they’ve traded another cornerback on their roster.
Mike Hughes was a first round pick for the Vikings in 2018, but he’s struggled with injuries ever since he tore his ACL in his rookie season. The last two seasons he dealt with neck injuries, something that can linger and become very serious.
It seems clear that Cameron Dantzler and Patrick Peterson will be the starting outside corners, with Mackensie Alexander likely getting the Nickel duties. After those three the depth seems thin, especially because Gladney’s still dealing with some legal issues.
Maybe the Chiefs will be able to keep Hughes healthy and on the field, and if that’s the case this trade could be a win for them. It was just a swapping of a sixth and seventh round pick, so Hughes being a contributor in Kansas City early would likely label this trade as a loss for the Vikings.
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