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21 Mike Hughes CB

Minnesota Vikings

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October 30, 2020 03:40 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Going on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) was placed on IR on Friday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Hughes' neck injury isn't believed to be season-ending, but it will force him to sit out for at least three weeks. The earliest that the 2018 first-round pick could be back on the field will be Week 11 against the Cowboys.

October 30, 2020 04:04 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Injury shouldn't be season-ending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) will miss Sunday's game against the Packers, but his injury doesn't appear to be season-ending, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings seem to be considering placing Hughes on IR as he works to recover from his lingering neck injury, but it's at least a piece of good news that he's expected to resume playing in 2020. With Holton Hill (foot) looking on track to miss a third straight game, Minnesota's secondary could rely heavily on rookies Jeff Gladney and Harrison Hand to step up against the Packers.

October 29, 2020 02:44 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Season in doubt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) didn't practice Wednesday, and the Vikings are considering moving him to injured reserve, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

The team is apparently weighing whether to shut down the 23-year-old for the season, so a return in the immediate future appears unlikely. Hughes has been dealing with the neck issue for more than a month and has appeared in only four games this season.

October 18, 2020 02:04 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Injured during Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) is doubtful to return to Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

The third-year cornerback has been dealing with a neck issue throughout the early stages of 2020, as he was forced to miss the Vikings' Week 3 and 4 matchups against Houston and Tennessee. Hughes made it through last Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with no issue, playing 80 percent of the defensive snaps, but he's on the sideline once again and unlikely to return against Atlanta in Week 6.

October 7, 2020 06:04 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Barring a setback, the 2018 first-round pick looks ready to return to the lineup Sunday against the Seahawks. He's expected to resume starting duties, and he'll have his hands full against Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Through the first two games this season, Hughes allowed a 155.6 passer rating when targeted.

October 2, 2020 03:04 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Hughes will sit for the second straight contest as he continues to battle the neck injury. Cameron Dantzler (ribs) is clear of the injury report and should step into the starting role in Hughes' absence.

September 25, 2020 01:52 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Will miss Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Titans.

Minnesota will be short in the secondary with fellow cornerback Cameron Dantzler (ribs) also ruled out. Hughes' next chance to suit up will come in Week 4 against the Texans.

September 23, 2020 05:28 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Sits out practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (neck) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

The Vikings' defense has struggled over the first two weeks, and Hughes is part of the issue, allowing a 155.6 passer rating when targeted through the first two games. However, he's still the team's best option at the position, so a swift recovery ahead of Sunday's matchup versus the Titans would be ideal. With Cameron Dantzler (ribs) also hurt, rookie Jeff Gladney is on standby if both can't play.

September 15, 2020 12:20 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Struggles in pass coverage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes started at cornerback and had seven total tackles in Sunday's 43-34 loss to Green Bay.

Hughes and his teammates struggled in coverage all afternoon against a prolific Aaron Rodgers. The veteran corner gave up six receptions on six targets, including a touchdown, for a 158.3 NFL QB rating against, according to Pro Football Focus. Hughes will need to improve as the team's top cornerback for the Vikings to have a chance to remain competitive week to week. Notably, he wasn't used in the return game Sunday as a result of his importance to the secondary, which hurts his fantasy value.

August 29, 2020 09:40 AM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Shows versatility in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes started as an outside cornerback when the Vikings were in their base defense in Friday's dress rehearsal scrimmage at U.S. Bank Stadium, then moved inside to the slot in nickel defense formations, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Hughes missed the final regular season game of last season and both payoff games due to a neck injury. However, it looks like he's back to full strength in training camp. Hughes finds himself atop the Vikings' cornerback depth chart with the departure of Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes.

August 18, 2020 02:28 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: All clear from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Hughes' neck injury healed up, and he's officially healthy, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Hughes sustained the knock making a tackle in the 2019 regular-season finale against Chicago, but more detailed examination revealed no significant damage, with the injury healing on its own. The 2018 first-round pick all of the sudden finds himself atop the Vikings' cornerback depth chart heading into 2020 with both Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes departing for new teams this offseason.

January 13, 2020 11:32 AM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Should be ready for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Zimmer said Hughes (neck) is expected to be ready for the offseason program, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Hughes missed both postseason games, and for the second time in his two-year career, he ended the season on injured reserve. The Vikings' offseason program is set to begin in late April, and Hughes could be in line for a hefty role in 2020 if the team doesn't re-sign Trae Waynes. Hughes finished the 2019 campaign with 45 tackles (39 solo), nine pass breakups and an interception over 14 games.

January 3, 2020 01:56 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Hits injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings placed Hughes (neck) on inured reserve Friday.

Hughes appears to have sustained a neck injury during Thursday's practice, during which he was limited. In a corresponding move to the 2018 first-round pick's placement on IR, the Vikings re-signed Marcus Sherels. Hughes wraps up the season with 45 tackles (39 solo), nine defended passes, one interception and one forced fumble across 14 contests. He also contributed as a punt returner.

January 2, 2020 03:12 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Limited in Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes was limited in Thursday's practice due to a neck injury.

Hughes practiced without restrictions Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session represents a minor step in the wrong direction. Of course, there's not yet any reason to worry about his availability for Sunday's playoff contest in New Orleans.

December 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Good to go Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (oblique) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Hughes suffered the oblique injury during last Sunday's win over the Lions, but he was able to practice this week and avoid an injury designation. The 22-year-old should serve his usual role as a rotational defensive back and punt returner in Los Angeles.

December 9, 2019 08:08 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Sidelined Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (oblique) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's unclear how Hughes picked up the injury, but he was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter. He now joins fellow cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) on the sideline, and that leaves Mackensie Alexander and Holton Hill to see an increase in snaps.

November 10, 2019 07:00 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Starting against Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes will start at cornerback Sunday against the Cowboys since Trae Waynes (personal) is inactive.

This is a huge opportunity for Hughes. He had lofty expectations after being selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but Hughes tore his ACL during his sixth pro game. He and Xavier Rhodes will be tasked with shutting down Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in this prime-time matchup.

November 8, 2019 02:04 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Sheds injury tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Hughes was limited in Thursday's practice due to a knee issue, but he already appears back to full health. With Trae Waynes (ankle) listed as questionable, Hughes could be in line for an expanded role in Minnesota's secondary during Sunday's tilt against the Cowboys.

November 7, 2019 08:36 PM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes was limited in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury.

Hughes wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, indicating that his knee issue may have been sustained during weekly practices. The second-year pro will have one more opportunity to practice in full ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Cowboys.

September 22, 2019 11:56 AM
Vikings' Mike Hughes: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hughes (knee) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against Oakland.

Hughes will make is return after suffering an ACL tear last October, and it's unclear if he'll be on a snap count for the game. The 2018 first-round pick is expected to sport a knee brace for the game but could ditch it depending on word from the Vikings' medical staff. Hughes appears likely in line for a nickel-based role as the team looks to ease him back into action.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs GBL 34-4343700000
Sun 09/20@ INDL 11-2831400000
Sun 09/27@ MINL 31-3000000000
Sun 10/04@ HOUL 31-2300000000
Sun 10/11@ SEAL 26-2710100100
Sun 10/18vs ATLL 23-4010100000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIN421394000001
2019MIN14345396010009
2018MIN622219301282813
Total24780 67.013 022828113
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020MIN400---00
2019MIN1400---00
2018MIN6410726.8460
Total24410726.8460
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020MIN400---000
2019MIN14141047.49230
2018MIN62136.50130
Total24161177.39230
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/189
Birthdate:
02/11/1997
Age:
24
Hometown:
Dover, DE, USA
School:
UCF
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: