Minnesota had just declined the fifth-year option for Hughes last week so it was clear he wasn’t necessarily in their long-term plans.
Hughes, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2018. He agreed to a four-year, $9,867,494 contract that includes a $5,256,352 signing bonus.
Hughes is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2022 after the Vikings declined his fifth-year option.
In 2020, Hughes appeared in four games for the Vikings and recorded 13 total tackles and one pass defended.