Vikings exercise 5th-year contract option on CB Trae Waynes

Vikings exercise 5th-year contract option on CB Trae Waynes

Vikings exercise 5th-year contract option on CB Trae Waynes

Another piece to the defensive puzzle has been set for the short-term as the Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year option on Trae Waynes.

The option is worth $9.079 million in 2019.

The move was made Monday by the Vikings, who drafted Waynes with the 11th overall pick in the first round in 2015. He has appeared in 46 out of a possible 48 games in his career. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, the next three with the Cincinnati Bengals (including two with Zimmer as the defensive coordinator) and the past three with the Vikings. With Waynes now in the fold for at least two more seasons, the Vikings will look to build on a season that saw them reach the NFC Championship game. They gave up just 192.4 passing yards per game, which ranked second in the NFL.

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In drafting Mike Hughes the Vikings are seemingly sending a message to their young corners that nothing is safe, however, it does seem like Hughes will at least start by playing in the slot alongside/in lieu of Alexander as he acclimates to the speed of the National Football League, while perhaps filling in on the outside a la Terrance Newman (although that seems like an odd role for a number one pick).

He also notched his first career sack.

But with Mike Zimmer's penchant for slowly bringing cornerbacks along, Waynes will likely continue to take on a starring role in the Vikings secondary for the foreseeable future.

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