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A.J. Jefferson traded by Cardinals to Vikings

A.J. Jefferson is getting a fresh start with the Minnesota Vikings.

The cornerback was traded by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

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It's unknown at this time what will go back to the Cardinals in return, but Somers is reporting that draft picks are involved.

Jefferson confirmed the deal on his Twitter page.

Jefferson, a three-year veteran who was undrafted out of Fresno State in 2010, opened last season as a starting cornerback for the Cardinals, but was demoted to part-time duty after faltering.

Jefferson figures to compete for time opposite Chris Cook on the outside for the Vikings. Other players in the mix include Josh Robinson and Brandon Burton.

UPDATE: The Cardinals confirmed Jefferson had been traded to the Vikings for undisclosed 2013 conditional draft picks in a news release Saturday.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

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