Gedeon (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Gedeon sat out last week's win over the Packers due to a concussion, but has now cleared the league-mandated protocol and is on track to suit up Sunday against the Patriots. The second-year linebacker will draw his usual weakside start.
Gedeon (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Gedeon was added to the injury report this week with the concussion and he was unable to clear the concussion protocol for Sunday's game. Eric Wilson could be more heavily relied upon at weak-side linebacker for the Vikings in his absence.
Gedeon didn't practice Wednesday due to a concussion.
Gedeon's injury designation is something of a surprise, given there was no report that he suffered a head injury during Sunday's loss to the Bears. His listing on the Vikings' first injury report of Week 12 implies that he has entered the NFL's concussion protocol and must clear the five-step process in order to suit up this weekend against the Packers.
Gedeon had six total tackles in Sunday's win over the 49ers, tying a career high.
Don't expect too many high tackle games from Gedeon, however, as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. Gedeon played just 30 of the defense's 67 snaps.
Gedeon racked up 37 tackles in 2017.
Gedeon, a fourth-round rookie, won the starting weakside linebacker job in the preseason. However, because he would come off the field whenever Minnesota went to one of their nickel packages, Gedeon played less than an average starter would. Nevertheless, winning a starting job as a first-year linebacker is an impressive feat, and Gedeon will have room to grow in the final three years of his rookie contract.
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