Vikings place Mike Hughes on IR, sign Curtis Riley

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The Vikings already ruled out cornerback Mike Hughes for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He has a neck injury that kept him out of practice this week.

The team since has moved Hughes to injured reserve. He must miss three games before becoming eligible to return.

Hughes had a torn anterior cruciate ligament as a rookie in 2018 and a neck injury that kept him out of the postseason last year.

“Well, it’s been difficult,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “He hasn’t had much time on the field (with) the knee, the neck. It’s been one thing after another with him, unfortunately. He’s a good kid. He wants to play. He’s just been hurt.”

The Vikings signed veteran safety Curtis Riley to take Hughes’ roster spot. Riley came from Arizona’s practice squad Tuesday, with his signing official after he passed COVID-19 protocols.

Rookie Jeff Gladney is the only one of the Vikings’ top four cornerbacks guaranteed to play. Zimmer has not ruled out rookie Cameron Dantzler, who went on the COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday.

“It’s a big challenge because they have really good receivers, got a good quarterback,” Zimmer said of the Vikings’ lack of depth at cornerback. “They spread you out. These guys are going to have to come out and challenge them and go play.”

The Vikings also placed linebacker Todd Davis on the COVID-19 reserve list. Davis tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Tomasson.

16 responses to “Vikings place Mike Hughes on IR, sign Curtis Riley

  1. Vikings were losing anyways. Our QB is useless, and our DB’s can’t cover even the weakest of receivers. Rodgers is going to have a field day passing on this defense. Gotta hope Dalvin can play at a high level just so we don’t get shutout.

  2. Cut him and cut your losses. Best ability is availability. Move on….team is headed in a downward spiral for 2 seasons.

  3. Very lame that a player like Eric Reid is out there & some no name get’s signed. Glad to have 3 passports- only sposed to have 2. Which one will I get rid of first.

  4. iliketurtles says:
    October 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm
    Just cancel this nightmare season.

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    Funny how I’ve only noticed Vikings fans make this plea…. interesting

  5. Almost seems like they’re tanking, without actually tanking… Mike Hughes was out a awful long time before being placed on IR, and mike Zimmer normally pushes these guys to play even when they’re dinged up… Perhaps they’re game planing to get inside the top 10 without losing anymore talent and still being able to evaluate what they have on the offensive line…

  6. Trey Lance is a pretty nice consolation gift for missing out on Trevor Lawrence. These #1 overalls rarely turn out super bowls anyways..

  7. Do the Vikings play the Jets this year? Would be great to get back into the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. This weeks game will be a rout 45-23 with Cousins getting 20 of those in the we last 5 mins of the 4th quarter. You know he’s got to get his $tat$

  8. I am not among the fans thinking the game on Sunday will be a Packer blowout. The average margin of victory between these teams over the course of fifty-some years is less than seven points, in good times or in bad for either.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    October 31, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I am not among the fans thinking the game on Sunday will be a Packer blowout. The average margin of victory between these teams over the course of fifty-some years is less than seven points, in good times or in bad for either.

    Finally, a reasonable voice. You nailed it.

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