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Mike Zimmer says MLB position could be done by committee

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said in the wake of the team's first preseason game this past Sunday against the Steelers that the team could go to a 'linebacker by committee.' Zimmer said the defense could use Audie Cole, Eric Kendricks or Gerald Hodges in different roles based on the situation. "It could be, but that’s how it was for us last year, a little bit situation...
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Vikings notebook: LB Cole shines in start for Greenway

MINNEAPOLIS -- Heading into Sunday's season finale, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke of the importance of the final game and still making evaluations of his team, learning more about his players heading into the offseason. Zimmer learned quite a bit about third-year linebacker Audie Cole in Sunday's 13-9 victory. Making a habit of flashing in late-season opportunities, Cole...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp preview: potential disappointments

Last week I looked at the players who could surprise some people during training camp. Besides unexpected players who stand out, there are always those players that fizzle out. Some may lose their starting job and others may get cut all together. Who might be this year’s training camp disappointments?   Jasper Brinkley, MLB Jasper is back with the Vikings after a short and disappointing...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fans hope to see more of Audie Cole in 2014

For a lot of Minnesota Vikings fans, Audie Cole made a splash during the 2012 preseason. Cole was a seventh round pick in 2012 for the Vikings, and although he made a splash amongst fans he did not see any playing time. Cole made an even bigger splash once Erin Henderson went down with an injury this last year. In week 13 Cole was named starting middle linebacker. Cole finished...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Players to Watch in Vikings Vs. Ravens

The Vikings are approaching the home stretch with their second to last road game of the year coming up this Sunday in Baltimore.  Here are some guys to keep an eye on in this contest. 5. Audie Cole Audie Cole has been a pleasant surprise since taking over the starting middle linebacker job two weeks ago.  In that time, he’s amassed 22 tackles and one sack.  The entire Vikings...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Erin Henderson will return to weakside linebacker, Audie Cole will stay at MLB

Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson lost his starting job after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and missed the Packers game due to a 'personal issue.' However, his mistake also affected where he will play the rest of the season. Henderson spent the offseason moving from the weakside LB position and fighting for the starting MLB position, but he's now...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Audie Cole will stay as starter, Erin Henderson shifted outside

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Audie Cole's play in the middle of the Minnesota Vikings' defense the past two games will keep him starting at middle linebacker even as Erin Henderson returns to the lineup. Cole, a 2012 seventh-round pick, was credited by coaches for 18 tackles two weeks ago when Henderson was out while dealing with a personal matter and then followed up with nine tackles...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Leslie Frazier: Audie Cole 'did a really good job' in first start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. On the first play from scrimmage inhis first NFL start on Sunday, Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker AudieCole tried to fill the hole to stop Green Bays rookie running back Eddie Lacy.Once Cole got through the offensive line almost untouched,he noticed Lacy didnt have the ball. Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien hadgone play-action and stepped back to look...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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