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@ TB
L 14-26
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vs. Chi
L 27-33
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@ NO
L 33-52
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@ Det
W 37-35
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Vikings decline 5th-year option on injury-hampered CB Hughes

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings declined the fifth-year contract option for cornerback Mike Hughes on Monday, with the injury-hampered 2018 first-round pick's future with the team in doubt.

Hughes has 13 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 24 career games. He has missed more than half of them to injuries, first tearing the ACL in his left knee as a rookie. He cracked a bone in his neck in the last regular-season game in 2019 that kept him out of the playoffs, and that trouble persisted last year, limiting him to four games.

The Vikings drafted three cornerbacks last year: Jeff Gladney in the first round, Cameron Dantzler in the third round and Harrison Hand in the fifth round. Then they added two free agents at the position this spring: Patrick Peterson, the three-time All-Pro, and Mackensie Alexander, the team's 2016 second-round pick who returned after one season away.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Green Bay 1330.813
x-Chicago 880.500
Minnesota 790.438
Detroit 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins4265
Pass TDs: K. Cousins35
Rush Yds: D. Cook1557
Rush TDs: D. Cook16
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1400
Rec TDs: A. Thielen14
Int: H. Smith5
Sacks: I. Odenigbo3.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (4)
Passing Yards: 4265 (12)
Rushing Yards: 2283 (5)
Points per game: 26.9 (11)
Yards per game: 393.3 (4)
Touchdowns: 55 (6)
Field Goals: 15 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (27)
Passing Yards: 4267 (22)
Rushing Yards: 2151 (27)
Points per game: 29.7 (29)
Yards per game: 393.3 (27)
Touchdowns: 49 (25)
Field Goals: 35 (31)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/6 N. Vigil signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 X. Woods signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 D. Dozier re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 H. Hentges retired
3/29 M. Alexander signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 M. Cole traded for 2021 sixth-round draft pick
3/24 A. Abdullah re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/22 P. Peterson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/17 R. Hill Declared Free Agent
3/17 C. Beebe Declared Free Agent
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 J. Holmes groin (Out)
1/3 E. Kendricks calf (Out)
1/3 C. Dantzler hamstring (Out)
1/3 C. Jones groin (Out)
1/3 D. Bailey back (Questionable)
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