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Kansas City Chiefs acquire CB Mike Hughes from Minnesota Vikings

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs obtained cornerback Mike Hughes in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.

The Chiefs traded a 2022 sixth-round select to Minnesota although the Vikings despatched a 2022 seventh-round select to Kansas Metropolis in the offer.

Hughes was drafted by the Vikings in the 1st round (30th over-all) of the 2018 NFL draft. The Vikings declined to physical exercise the fifth-year alternative in Hughes’ rookie agreement, which means he will be a free of charge agent right after this year.

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Hughes will be offered the possibility to compete for enjoying time with the Chiefs straight away. Just one starter from previous year, Bashaud Breeland, is a free of charge agent and stays unsigned.

Hughes will join a group of cornerbacks that features Charvarius Ward, a starter the past two seasons, and L’Jarius Sneed, a fourth-round draft select previous year who performed nicely as the 3rd cornerback.

The Chiefs previous year obtained one more former No. 1 draft select, DeAndre Baker, right after he was launched by the New York Giants. Baker broke his still left leg in the last frequent-year video game previous year.

Hughes was restricted to just 4 online games previous year mainly because of a neck damage that resulted in him remaining put on wounded reserve in October.

Numerous injuries, which includes a torn ACL his rookie year and neck damage that finished Hughes’ year on wounded reserve in 2020, restricted the cornerback to 24 online games with seven commences above the 1st a few decades of his occupation.

Hughes recorded 80 tackles, had thirteen passes defended and two interceptions — returning a single for a landing — in his a few seasons with Minnesota, predominantly enjoying in the slot in the Vikings’ nickel defense.

With 2020 1st-round select Jeff Gladney in the authorized approach right after an alleged domestic assault in April, it is doable the Vikings will turn to recently re-signed cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who put in the 1st 4 seasons (2016-19) of his occupation in Minnesota, to perform the nickel corner position.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher and Courtney Cronin contributed to this report.