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Mackensie Alexander agrees to 1-year deal with Cincinnati Bengals

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Another defensive back gone to Cincinnati

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For the second time in this free agency period, a member of the Minnesota Vikings’ secondary is, as Bill Belichick might say, on to Cincinnati.

The news comes, once again, from Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero, who reports that cornerback Mackensie Alexander has agreed to a 1-year, $4 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. He will join Trae Waynes in Cincinnati, as Waynes agreed to a deal with the Bengals during the “legal tampering” period.

Alexander was the Vikings’ second-round pick out of Clemson in the 2016 NFL Draft. After fighting the role of slot corner a bit during his first couple of seasons, he eventually embraced the role and became one of the league’s best at the position over the past couple of seasons.

This means that, with the release of Xavier Rhodes and the losses of Waynes and Alexander, the top three cornerbacks on the Vikings’ depth chart from 2019 are all gone.

Here’s hoping for the best for Mackensie Alexander. . .except, of course, when the Bengals pla