Cole signed with the Saints on Monday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
It took just two days following his release from the Jaguars for Cole to find a new home in New Orleans. There's still a good chance he'll find himself on the outside looking in at final cuts, but it's a good opportunity for him to showcase his abilities for the time being.
Cole was released by the Jaguars on Saturday, John Reid of the Florida Times Union reports.
Cole inked a deal with the Jaguars in March to serve as a reserve linebacker for the club, but it appears his time in Jacksonville has run out. A four-year veteran, it wouldn't be surprising if he pops up on another roster.
Cole signed a contract with the Jaguars on Saturday.
The exact terms of the deal remain a bit unclear, but the sixth-year linebacker will provide the Jaguars with some depth at the middle linebacker position behind veteran Paul Posluszny. It's unlikely he will produce enough to be worthy of ownership in IDP leagues, with the majority of his snaps likely coming on special teams.
Cole will start at middle linebacker Sunday against Detroit with Eric Kendricks inactive due to a concussion.
Cole will not see the bulk of snaps however, as Chad Greenway will likely stay on the field in nickel and dime situations with Cole sitting out. Cole may not be an ideal IDP replacement for Kendricks as a result.
Cole is likely to start at middle linebacker with Eric Kendricks ruled out for Sunday's game against Detroit with a concussion, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Cole may not see the bulk of snaps however, as Chad Greenway may stay on the field in nickel and dime situations with Cole sitting out. It's also possible Emmanuel Lamur could get snaps at middle linebacker. Cole may not be an ideal IDP replacement for Kendricks as a result.
Cole (ankle) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Vikings, FOX Sports North reports.
Cole had just three tackles in seven games during the 2015 season, but he did start in Week 9 against the Rams in place of an injured Eric Kendricks. Cole broke his ankle during that game, ending his season prematurely. His biggest 2016 impact may come on special teams.
Cole was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday after breaking his ankle during Sunday's contest.
Cole got the start at middle linebacker with Eric Kendricks (ribs) ruled out prior to Sunday's game and the 26-year-old recorded two solo tackles before breaking his ankle. Jason Trusnik will take his place on the roster and provide depth at linebacker, but it remains to be seen who might start for the Vikings if Kendricks is held out of the lineup another week.
Cole suffered a broken ankle during Sunday's win against the Rams.
Getting the nod at middle linebacker with Eric Kendricks (ribs) sidelined, Cole recorded two solo tackles before a teammate rolled up on the back of his leg. He needed a cart to get off the field, indicating the severity, and head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis in a post-game media session. While such an injury is almost certainly season-ending, the Vikings will update Cole's status accordingly in the coming days.
Cole (finger) is active and will start Sunday's game against the Rams, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
With Eric Kendricks sitting out due to a rib injury, Cole is the next man up at middle linebacker, which could yield fruit against a run-heavy offense. On the season, though, Cole has just one solo tackle and a fumble recovery, as he's been limited to special-teams duty.
Cole is expected to start at middle linebacker with Eric Kendricks (ribs) being ruled out for Sunday's game against St. Louis, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Cole has played just four snaps on defense this season, but should get the bulk of snaps this weekend.
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.
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."
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway had to leave Sunday’s game against the Dolphins with a knee injury.
The team reported his return is questionable. Linebacker Audie Cole replaced Greenway in the lineup.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
The Vikings' middle linebacker job remains up in the air between Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole, reports 1500ESPN.com. "Jasper seems to be a little more communicative, and Audie seems to have a little more range," coach Mike Zimmer said. "As far as the running game, they're very close and the passing game they're similar."
Vikings RB Toby Gerhart and LB Audie Cole have been ruled out Week 17.
With Adrian Peterson doubtful, the running back workload may fall to Matt Asiata again. Neither Cole or Gerhart were able to practice this week.
Vikings linebacker Audie Cole had a team-high 13 tackles (six solo) during a 29-26 loss Week 14 at Baltimore. The 13 tackles tied a career high, which Cole set in Week 12 against the Packers.
Since joining the starting lineup, Cole has totaled 35 tackles (22 solo) in his last three games. He also has one sack and one pass defense since Week 12.
Vikings linebacker Audie Cole was outstanding in his first career start Week 12 at Green Bay. Starting in place of Erin Henderson, who was excused for personal reasons, Cole totaled a team-high 13 tackles (11 solo).
Cole had one sack, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.
"Audie did a terrific job, the way he orchestrated things throughout the day," coach Leslie Frazier, per the Pioneer Press. "He had a great week of practice the way he prepared. His performance was very, very good. I think our defense did a lot of good things today and I think Audie had a lot to do with that."
The Vikings waived offensive lineman Kevin Murphy Saturday, to make room on the active roster for linebacker Audie Cole .
The Vikings enter Week 6 against the Panthers with a clean bill of health, as their inactive list Sunday features all healthy scratches.
Newly acquired quarterback Josh Freeman headlines the list, and is joined by offensive lineman Jeff Baca, linebackers Audie Cole and Gerald Hodges, defensive back Mistral Raymond, and defensive linemen Chase Baker and Justin Trattou.