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49ers LB Hodges expected to start in place of injured Wilhoite

Linebacker Gerald Hodges is expected to make his first start for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at the Cleveland Browns.With Michael Wilhoite sidelined due to a high-ankle sprain that he aggravated early in last weekend's overtime win at Chicago, Hodges will get a chance to build on a solid performance against the Bears, when he came on in relief and registered six tackles.â€...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade to 49ers reunites LB Hodges with college teammate Bowman

Linebacker Gerald Hodges was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, giving him a chance to play alongside a player that he credits for helping him reach the NFL.The 49ers shipped center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Hodges, who was a teammate of current 49ers star linebacker NaVorro Bowman at Penn State. Also on that team...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings deal Hodges to 49ers for rookie center, draft pick

EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings have traded linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers for rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman announced the deal Tuesday. Hodges, a backup outside linebacker in Minnesota's 4-3 scheme his first two seasons, was the starter this season at middle linebacker in the base defense...
Via Associated Press
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Trade For Vikings LB Gerald Hodges

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the 49ers have acquired LB Gerald Hodges in a trade with the Vikings. Hodges, 24, is a former fourth round pick of the Vikings back in 2013. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2.58 million rookie contract that included a $420,108 signing bonus. Hodges will make base salaries of $585,000 and $675,000 over the remaining two years of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerald Hodges says he will start at MLB for Vikings on Monday

The Minnesota Vikings may have found their starting middle linebacker, as Gerald Hodges told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he has won the job. "That’s the way it’s looking, yes sir," Hodges said when asked if he will be the starter on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, per the Pioneer Press. "I feel great. I feel excited." Audie Cole and second-round rookie...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Gerald Hodges is 'pretty confident' he will start for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have not finalized their first-team linebackers yet, but third-year pro Gerald Hodges has a good feeling he'll be included in the starting lineup. "I’m pretty confident at this point," Hodges said, per Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "It just depends where." Hodges, a fourth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2013, started Minnesota's final two preseason...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Gerald Hodges Finally Gets His Shot in the Middle

Fans know Gerald Hodges as the Vikings' fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, a linebacker from Penn State with excellent athleticism and superior cover skills. He's seen time with the first team — most notably in 2014 while filling in for injured starters Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway —but has never won a full-time starting role.On Saturday, that will change, as head...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Gerald Hodges may earn himself a starting job

Minnesota Vikings LB Gerald Hodges gets the start for their Saturday preseason matchup against Dallas, and if all goes well he could be starting at middle linebacker come Week 1. Audie Cole started the first two preseason games, but after watching film, head coach Mike Zimmer saw a need to make the switch. "He's looked good," Zimmer said of Hodges, per ESPN. "The first week...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Gerald Hodges Replace Chad Greenway?

Chad Greenway has long been the face of the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but injuries have plagued the latter half of the 8-year veteran's career.In 2014, he appeared and started in 12 games for the Vikings, recording 56 tackles and one sack. While adequate, it was a major drop-off from his 80+-tackle seasons of years past.Reports indicate that Greenway is restructuring his contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings LB Hodges settling in after 'wake-up call' first season

MANKATO, Minn. --€“ Gerald Hodges arrived at Minnesota Vikings' training camp with a different look this season, but it had nothing to do with putting on, or losing, weight. Hodges hadn't transformed his body as the stories often appear from training camp. Instead, Hodges' change isn't noticeable from watching him on the field. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Hodges showed...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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