It was previously reported that the Arizona Cardinals traded cornerback A.J. Jefferson to the Minnesota Vikings. Neither team had announced the move officially. On Saturday, the Cardinals did announce the move. Jefferson is headed to the Vikings in a transaction that involves the exchange of draft picks. Those picks were not disclosed.
The picks involved are also conditional and are to be exchanged in the 2013 draft.
Jefferson (6-1, 190) played in 16 games last season with the Cardinals and made seven starts. He had a career high 67 tackles (59 solos) with one interception. He originally signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010 out of Fresno State.
He came out of the 2011 preseason as one of the starting cornerbacks. He was replaced later on in the starting lineup by Richard Marshall but still saw significant time on the field, as in nickel packages he would take the CB2 spot and Marshall would move to safety.
The trade opened up a spot on Arizona's 53-man roster, allowing them to pick up a player on waivers.
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