Former Vikings’ first-round pick Mike Hughes makes his 2019 debut vs. the Raiders today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
Hughes has not played since Week 6 of last season. The 2018 first-round pick suffered a torn ACL on October 14th, 2018 in a home game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Vikings secondary will be without nickel cornerback Mackensie Alexander (elbow) today, so Hughes’ return is a welcome addition. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Hughes has been working at both nickel and cornerback and getting him back will allow the defense to play in more dime packages (six defensive backs) when warranted.