Vikings acquire CB Mark Fields from Chiefs

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The Vikings and Chiefs have hooked up for a trade ahead of Saturday afternoon’s deadline to drop to 53 players.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are sending cornerback Mark Fields to Minnesota. There’s no word on the compensation coming back to Kansas City.

Fields, who is the son of former NFL linebacker Mark Fields, was signed by the Chiefs after going undrafted earlier this year. He played in 47 games over four years at Clemson and was used mostly as a reserve in the defensive backfield.

The Vikings came into the weekend with nine cornerbacks on their 90-man roster. The move for Fields shows they weren’t satisfied with that group with the start of the regular season around the corner.

22 responses to “Vikings acquire CB Mark Fields from Chiefs

  1. Brett Veach just robbed Spielman.
    Andy Reid was royally ticked off at this kid and was cutting him anyway

  2. Another Clemson DB added. I am not sure I would be picking up KC Chiefs DB scraps but I know Zimmer knows how to coach DB’s. SKOL

  3. If your picking up defensive leftover players from the worst defensive unit in the nfl you are desperate.

  4. tinye67 says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:14 am
    I find it hard to believe an undrafted rookie is much of an upgrade over the guys already on roster.

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    Perhaps you weren’t watching the NFL last season.

  5. That defensive backfield is a disaster. Zero depth and when the expected injuries occur they are going to fold like every other Vikings team in history.

  6. tinye67 says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
    Was just reading about Fields. He wasn’t even going to make the team.

    Way to go Spielman….smartest man in the room again. SMH
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    If he is cut he is free to go anywhere. This trade controls his place in Minnesota. Worth a late round pick? Only time will tell.

  7. tokyosandblaster says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:52 am
    tinye67 says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:14 am
    I find it hard to believe an undrafted rookie is much of an upgrade over the guys already on roster.

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    Perhaps you weren’t watching the NFL last season.
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    Zimmer has had a top 10 defense since coming to the Vikings including Last year. Not the brightest those pack fans

  8. I am sure they could not have made it through the preseason without him being signed. What brilliance signing a guy on the last day, not in-uniform! He probably gave them incorrect intel on the Chiefs too, for the way he was being mistreated.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 31, 2019 at 11:50 am
    Zimmer has had a top 10 defense since coming to the Vikings including Last year. Not the brightest those pack fans
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    All hat, no cattle.

    Zimmer’s defenses are No. 1…….in coming up small when it counts.

  10. Special teams coverage…with a chance of Zim developing into a good CB.
    2021 7th rounder (possibly conditional)

  11. cheeseisfattening says in Packer story:
    August 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm
    More signing guys off the street a week before the season starts? Wow! What a mess.
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    You guys actually have to give something back to KC for a guy they signed off the street. Oh the irony.

  12. pkrlvr says:
    August 31, 2019 at 12:56 pm
    cheeseisfattening says in Packer story:
    August 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm
    More signing guys off the street a week before the season starts? Wow! What a mess.
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    You guys actually have to give something back to KC for a guy they signed off the street. Oh the irony.
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    Fields play the entire preseason for KC and was not signed off the street a week before the season starts.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    August 31, 2019 at 11:58 am
    I am sure they could not have made it through the preseason without him being signed. What brilliance signing a guy on the last day, not in-uniform! He probably gave them incorrect intel on the Chiefs too, for the way he was being mistreated.
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    fields was not signed the vikings traded for him
    the preseason is over.

  14. Does anyone else have the sense that Rick Spielman is in full-on Desperation mode? I suppose he is sending a 4th- 6th for an UFA Corner they don’t HAVE to have. They already wasted a part of their future throwing the 5th away next year on a kicker they didn’t need.
    Maybe it is me but it feels like the Vikings are setting a back fire to put out the front fire!
    Just because they had luck with Chris Carter they are taking chances on troubled players and are hitting 0-fers on them. I am wondering why he didn’t try to trade Cousins to the Colts? I saw EXACTLY what we all saw with him in the Cards game, total frustration as he unraveled under pressure and at times pure terror! But the O line is supposed to be better……

  15. People, they traded a conditional 2021 seventh-round pick for him. In other words, they’re risking nothing. If he contributes, he’s worth the pick. If not, they lose nothing. And of course he was getting cut anyway. Nobody trades someone they want to keep.

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