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Minnesota Vikings players earn NFC North honors

A pair of Minnesota Vikings players earned divisional honors this week. Adrian Peterson was named the NFC North Most Valuable Player and Eric Kendricks was voted the NFC North Rookie of the Year. The awards are not officially recognized by the NFL but are voted on by ESPN’s NFC North writers. Peterson earned all four first-place votes from the writers.  The 30-year-old running...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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....
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

How good is the Minnesota Vikings defense?

With the bye week complete, the Vikings had some time to sharpen things up and try to get players healed, rested and ready to go for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Twin Cities. The Vikings offense has been very sporadic throughout the first four weeks of the season. A depleted offensive line has really hindered the amount of flexibility that offensive...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Kendricks' swelling role forced Gerald Hodges out of Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings traded Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers this week. All the Vikings got from the 49ers for their starting middle linebacker was rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick.So, should Minnesota be at all worried about a hole in the defensive lineup?Not at all. They have rookie Eric Kendricks ready to take over. In fact, his rising snap count...
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October 08, 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 trade 2013 fourth round draft pick for 49ers C Nick Easton

According to the Associated Press, the Minnesota Vikings are completely sold on rookie linebacker Eric Kendricks and decided to send 2013 fourth round draft pick Gerald Hodges to the 49ers for rookie center Nick Easton. Easton, an undrafted free agent was acquired by the 49ers via a trade with Baltimore. The Associated Press writes: Hodges, a backup outside linebacker in Minnesota...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 10/6

49ers 49ers traded a sixth-round pick and C Nick Easton to the Vikings for LB Gerald Hodges. (NFLTR) Bears Bears placed C Will Montgomery on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bears signed S Sherrod Martin. (NFLTR) Bears released P Spencer Lanning and LB John Timu. (NFLTR) Bears also promoted OT Nick Becton to their active roster. (NFLTR) Bears signed C Barrett Jones...
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October 06, 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...
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October 06, 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...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings trade LB Hodges to 49ers for rookie, draft pick

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) 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...
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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...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Worry Warts

The Vikings 2015 Season got officially underway last night.  The results couldn’t have been more disgusting.  The Vikings lacked fire, looked lost, and just were not the same team we saw all preseason long.  Let’s hope this was just a one week hiccup and not a sign of things to come.   Here are five areas of concern after last nights debacle, ranked from least worried to...
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September 15, 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

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Gerald Hodges makes his case to start at inside linebacker Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Gerald Hodges tackles St. Louis running back Cunningham during the third quarter at Edward Jones Dome ... Grantland: Vikings secondary ready to become one of NFL's best The 11th overall pick has some work to do before he's there, but Minnesota's plan isn't hard to see: The Vikings...
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September 05, 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...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys Preview

The proverbial “dress” rehearsal against a 12-4 team from last season. What needs to happen in this game you might ask…   Matt Kalil to continue with his good preseason Matt Kalil has looked very good this off-season. He’s only allowed 2 pressures this preseason and looks a lot more comfortable even against good pass rushers such as Khalil Mack. He will face Dallas stout...
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August 28, 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...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Hodges to get his shot to start at MLB on Saturday

The Minnesota Vikings have started Audie Cole at middle linebacker each of the last two preseason games. Head coach Mike Zimmer has decided to switch things up for Saturday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but that doesn't mean second-round rookie Eric Kendricks is finally getting his shot to start.Zimmer said third-year pro Gerald Hodges will start at middle linebacker, according...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer getting close naming a middle linebacker for start of season

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has spent the offseason and training camp evaluating the middle linebacker position and who will the starter at the spot. Zimmer has taken a long look at rookie Eric Kendricks, Gerald Hodges and Audie Cole and he said he knows who will get the nod against the Cowboys, in the important third preseason game, which usually gives a snapshot of...
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August 26, 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

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings center Sullivan still out with back injury

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is ''just being cautious with him.'' Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Defeat Steelers 14-3 in Hall of Fame Game

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 Sunday night to open the preseason. With teams mainly playing back ups and not exactly playing to win, let’s just focus on the who played well and who didn’t last night. Good Night: LB Gerald Hodges Hodges was all over the field making tackles and plays. As someone who played very well down the stretch last season...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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