The Minnesota Vikings announced on Monday that they have removed their talented young cornerback from the team’s physically unable to perform list.
As the 2019 regular season inches closer and closer, the Minnesota Vikings revealed some positive news on Monday.
The Vikings have announced that second-year cornerback Mike Hughes has been removed from the team’s physically unable to perform list. Hughes will now be able to participate in practice and his chances of playing in Minnesota’s season-opener against the Atlanta Falcons in two weeks certainly seem better.
Selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the former UCF cornerback was off to a great start in his first season with the team last year. Through five games last season, Hughes had racked up 21 total tackles, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one interception that he ended up returning for a touchdown.
But then his rookie campaign came to an unfortunate end after he tore multiple ligaments in his knee during Minnesota’s Week 6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
So less than a year later, Hughes seems to be on track to becoming a factor in the Vikings’ defense once again.