The Minnesota Vikings traded cornerback Mike Hughes, their 2018 first-round draft pick, to the Kansas City Chiefs in a swap of late-round selections Thursday.
The Vikings sent their 2022 seventh-round pick to the Chiefs for their 2022 sixth-round choice, a minimal gain for an injury-hampered player in danger of being released.
The Vikings last week declined the fifth-year contract option for Hughes, who has 13 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 24 career games.
We have acquired CB Mike Hughes via trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
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— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 13, 2021
The #Vikings have traded CB Mike Hughes and a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 13, 2021