Linebacker Gerald Hodges was traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, sources told NFL Network's Rand Getlin.
Hodges started three of Minnesota's first four games, but he's only been a part-time player since Week 1, typically coming off the field whenever the Vikings use their nickel defense.
This trade suggests Vikings rookie Eric Kendricks has been deemed ready for a three-down role. Hodges, on the other hand, may get a shot to replace Michael Wilhoite in the 49ers' starting lineup, but a three-down role is probably out of the question.
49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite recorded a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Despite starting the 49ers' first three games, Wilhoite only managed to record 11 tackles (10 solo). He decided to show up against the Packers, nabbing nine tackles in the loss. He is still without a sack or an interception, so Wilhoite remains a low-end individual defensive player option.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite recorded a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Green Bay Phoenix .
Despite starting the 49ers' first three games, Wilhoite only managed to record 11 tackles (10 solo). He decided to show up against the Green Bay Packers , nabbing nine tackles in the loss. He is still without a sack or an interception, so Wilhoite remains a low-end IDP option.
Nothing has been signed yet, and coach Jim Tomsula isn't getting involved.
"I won’t be sticking my nose into the business side of it," Tomsula said, per 49ers.com. "I’m going to coach football. I’m going to coach the guys that are here along with our staff. When it comes to that, I do get both sides of it."
Despite that, Tomsula said he "absolutely" wants Wilhoite around for the long term.
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