Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC/2ndM...PLombardi/PButkus/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott...2011: 1stC/1stM...2010: NA
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Draft Scout Gerald Hodges News
09/15/15 - MLB Gerald Hodges, a career outside linebacker, got his first regular-season start at middle linebacker in the base defense. He started the last two preseason games there and did well enough to beat out Audie Cole. Hodges had eight tackles on Monday night.
09/09/15 - MLB Gerald Hodges will start in the base 4-3 defense. The team hasn't announced it yet, but every indication, including the portions of practice open to the media on Monday and Tuesday, say Hodges will start on Monday night in San Francisco. Hodges, the backup at both outside linebacker spots, is the third-best base linebacker on the team behind outside linebacker Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway. So the Vikings decided to make room for him by moving him to the middle, where he had never played until starting the last two preseason games.
09/01/15 - LB Gerald Hodges played well in his first-ever career start at middle linebacker. He had four solo tackles, including a tackle for loss on the opening drive of the game. Hodges is the backup at both outside linebacker positions, but is being given a chance in the wide-open middle linebacker competition because he's probably the third-best linebacker on the team.
08/27/15 - LB Gerald Hodges will get his first career start of any kind at middle linebacker as the Vikings stretch the competition at that position into a fourth preseason game on Saturday night in Dallas. Hodges is a natural outside linebacker and is the primary backup to both Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway.
But the Vikings believe he might also be their third-best linebacker, so they're exploring the possibility of playing him ahead of Audie Cole, who started the first two preseason games, and rookie second-round draft pick Eric Kendricks, who started the third preseason game.
08/10/15 - LB Gerald Hodges, who can play both outside positions and is being experimented with in the middle as well, started in place of Anthony Barr Sunday. Hodges has all the physical tools to be a starter and will likely replace weak-side linebacker Chad Greenway next season.