Vikings acquire tight end TJ Hockenson in trade with Lions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have acquired tight end T.J. Hockenson from the division rival Detroit Lions.

The deal was made a few hours before the NFL trade deadline. Hockenson adds another skill-position standout to a high-caliber offense.

The Vikings downgraded two draft picks with no net loss to make the swap. They sent a 2023 second-rounder and a 2024 third-rounder for the Lions for a 2023 fourth-rounder and a conditional 2024 fourth-rounder.

Hockenson made the Pro Bowl in 2020 and has 2,068 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 47 games.

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