• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings to start Gerald Hodges at middle linebacker in Week 2

    Vikings LB Gerald Hodges will start at middle linebacker this week against Detroit, head coach Mike Zimmer told the ESPN. Hodges started at middle linebacker in Monday's loss to San Francisco and had eight total tackles, but coach Mike Zimmer wasn't happy with his performance. It looks like Hodges will start another week, but 2015 second-round draft pick Eric Kendricks may eventually take over the job.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings' Zimmer calls Gerald Hodges' performance Week 1 'average'

    Vikings linebacker Gerald Hodges started at middle linebacker in Monday's loss to San Francisco and had eight total tackles. However, head coach Mike Zimmer wasn't happy with his performance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Average. At best," Zimmer said about all three of his starting linebackers. Hodges won the job over Eric Kendricks and Audie Cole. Kendricks played just 10 snaps compared to Hodges' 63, while Cole didn't play on defense. Zimmer was also down on Kendricks' performance, so it looks like Hodges will get another week as the starter. Kendricks, a 2015 second-round draft pick, should take over the job eventually this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Gerald Hodges could end up as Vikings' starting middle linebacker

    Gerald Hodges will start at middle linebacker for the Vikings during Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys and if all goes well, he could keep the job to start the regular season, according to ESPN.com. Audie Cole started the first two preseason games at middle linebacker, but coach Mike Zimmer opted for the change after watching film of all the linebacker candidates. "He's looked good," Zimmer said of Hodges. "The first week, it was more learning, because it's different alignments (than playing outside linebacker). He wasn't perfect with all that stuff. But when he's played, he's done good."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Vikings healthy as they await battle against Redskins

    Aside from ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), the Vikings are in fine shape as they await their Sunday game against Washington. Listed as questionable is cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring). The probables are defensive end Brian Robison (glute), cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle/knee), linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring), safety Antone Exum (ankle/shoulder) and tight end Chase Ford (foot).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Vladimir Ducasse among Vikings inactives for Week 8

    The following players were ruled inactive for the Vikings Sunday afternoon against the Buccaneers in Week 8: Zach Line, Gerald Hodges, Brandon Watts, Vladimir Ducasse, David Yankey, Scott Crichton and Kyle Rudolph.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Probables dominate Vikings injury report issued Friday

    The Vikings have placed 11 players on their Friday injury report, but only two have been deemed worse than questionable. They are ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) and doubtful linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring). Guard Vladimir Ducasse (knee), safety Antone Exum (ankle) and cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle) are questionable. The probables are tight end Chase Ford (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle), cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), safety Harrison Smith (ankle), center John Sullivan (concussion) and defensive end Corey Wootton (back).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Vikings list lengthy injury report for Week 7

    As expected, the Vikings have ruled tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) out for Week 7 at Buffalo. Other players ruled out on the final injury report were: linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and defensive end Corey Wootton (lower back).Meanwhile, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and linebacker Chad Greenway (hand, rib) were deemed questionable, while cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hip), tight end Chase Ford (foot), safety Harrison Smith (ankle) and linebacker Michael Mauti (illness) were officially ruled probable for Sunday.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Vikings' Gerald Hodges returns Week 6

    Vikings linebacker Gerald Hodges was able to return Week 6 against the Lions. Hodges is dealing with a hamstring injury. Hodges notched two tackles and a pass defensed before leaving the contest. After missing a couple plays, Hodges returned to the field.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    At least four Vikings expected to miss game Saturday

    The Vikings are expected to be without defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Gerald Hodges, cornerback Jabari Price and tight end Chase Ford in Saturday's preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Joseph is recovering from a calf injury after being grazed by a bullet as an innocent bystander. Hodges has a knee injury, while Price is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Ford remains on the PUP list while recovering from a broken foot, but he's getting close to returning to practice.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Vikings announce Week 7 inactives

    The Vikings listed seven players as inactive for the game at the Giants: quarterback Matt Cassel, cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle), wideout Rodney Smith (hip), linebacker Gerald Hodges, defensive tackle Chase Baker, defensive end Justin Trattou and guard Jeff Baca.