REPORT: Minnesota Vikings agree to deal with rookie CB Mike Hughes

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Mike Hughes
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Mike Hughes /

All of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 draft selections are now under contract after the team reportedly agreed on a contract with their first-round pick on Thursday.

Over the past few years, the Minnesota Vikings have been able to sign their first-round draft selections pretty early in the offseason. However, the process took a little longer this year with the Vikings and rookie cornerback Mike Hughes.

With Minnesota’s training camp less than a week away from beginning, there have been some questions swirling about Hughes still not being under contract with the team. But that doesn’t seem like it will be a problem anymore.

On Thursday, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Vikings and their 2018 first-round pick have finally agreed to a deal.

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Shortly after the report was published, Minnesota revealed that Hughes signed his very first NFL contract on Thursday.

With the corner now signed, all eight of the Vikings 2018 draft selections will be under contract by the time the team takes the field for training camp this year.

Terms of Hughes’ deal with Minnesota are still unknown at this point, but the total value of his contract is expected to be around $10 million with around $5 million of that being his signing bonus.

Since the Vikings rookie corner was selected in the first round last April, the length of his deal will be for four years and include a team option for a fifth year in 2022.

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Based on the projected amount of Hughes’ contract, Minnesota still has around $12 million remaining in cap space following his signing. Plenty of money left for the Vikings to offer an extension to either Stefon Diggs or Anthony Barr (or both) this year as well.