The Vikings waived Fields (groin) on Saturday.
Despite the Vikings' lack of depth at corner, they decided to cut Fields and add linebacker Devante Downs. It's interesting that Fields was waived and not waived/injured, as he tended to a groin injury in practice this week. If he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign elsewhere right away.
Fields was traded to Minnesota from Kansas City in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The undrafted free agent will add needed depth in the Vikings secondary with Holton Hill suspended and Mike Hughes coming back from a torn ACL. The Vikings had considered signing Fields after the draft and he was seen as having a strong preseason.
Fields signed a contract with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, Phil Orban of WSOC-TV Charlotte reports.
Fields didn't produce much in his career for Clemson, racking up 45 tackles, one sack, an interception and 13 pass breakups in 48 games in his career. He likely will face an uphill battle for a roster spot with a full depth chart at the cornerback position.
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