Skip to main content

Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.
Mike Hughes

According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Minnesota Vikings have traded cornerback Mike Hughes to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Vikings will also send the Chiefs their 2022 seventh-round pick.

Hughes was selected by the Vikings with the 28th overall pick in 2018 but never realized his potential coming out of UCF. Although Hughes returned an interception for a touchdown in his first career game, he suffered a multi-ligament knee injury in October of 2018.

Hughes cracked the starting lineup in 2019 but suffered a neck injury that kept him out of the playoffs. After playing just four games in 2020, the Vikings went on a spending spree in free agency, adding Patrick Peterson and Mackensie Alexander to make Hughes the odd man out.

The Vikings will go into offseason team activities with Peterson and Cameron Dantzler locked into starting roles but face uncertainty with 2020 first-round pick Jeff Gladney after accusations of domestic assault.

Hughes departure does clear the way for Alexander, Harrison Hand and Kris Boyd to battle for the final spots heading into offseason team activities.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

millcitymuseum_hr1

Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

HolmgrenMugRamseyCo

Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.

image

Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Related

Mike Hughes

Would Vikings still take Mike Hughes in 2018 redraft?

One thing is certain: Brian O'Neill wouldn't have gone to the Vikings in the 2nd round.

Reports: Thielen in, Mahomes out for Vikings' clash with Kansas City

The Vikings received a double dose of good news on Sunday morning.

Vikings rookie Mike Hughes out for the season

He tore his ACL in Sunday's game against Arizona.

Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen

Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Gardner Minshew

Why the Vikings should have traded for Gardner Minshew

The Vikings have basically left the fate of their season up to a sixth-round pick.

Xavier Rhodes

Offseason preview: What changes will Vikes make at cornerback?

A staple of the Vikings' defense may see major changes this spring.

Stefon Diggs wink

Vikings trade Stefon Diggs to Buffalo

The Vikings dealt their disgruntled receiver to the Bills for a haul of picks.

Desmond King

Should the Vikings be interested in Desmond King?

The Chargers corner is reportedly on the trade block.