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Audie Cole

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Cole entered last season with a shot at a starting job, but saw a limited reserve role with no more than 13 snaps on defense in any game. He'll likely have a reserve role again this season with the Vi...

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2015 ADP:

Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 239   DOB: 6/1/1989  College: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Vikings in November of 2013.

August 10, 2015  –  Audie Cole News

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Cole started at middle linebacker in Sunday's preseason win over Pittsburgh and had three tackles.

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Audie Cole NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 23 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 Min 13 45 27 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Min 16 26 22 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Audie Cole – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Audie Cole
  2. Eric Kendricks
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

90

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Audie Cole was on the field for 90 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

271

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Audie Cole was on the field for 271 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1 69
2013 323 172
2014 90 271
Audie Cole 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @StL 8 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl 1 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 0 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Buf 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Was 0 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Chi 0 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 0 17 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NYJ 0 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Det 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia 13 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Chi 60 9 14 11 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Audie Cole
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   239 lbs
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Audie Cole: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cole was listed on Minnesota's initial depth chart as the starter at middle linebacker, ESPN reports.

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Cole will start at linebacker in place of injured Chad Greenway in Sunday's game against Chicago, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Cole didn't have a tackle and played just eight snaps on defense in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

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Jasper Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had two tackles in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee and appears to have won the starting job over Cole, but head coach Mike Zimmer hasn't made a final decision, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cole had two total tackles in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona and while Jasper Brinkley started at middle linebacker, the starting job remains an even battle between the two, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cole had four tackles in Friday's preseason win over Oakland.

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The Vikings placed Cole on IR on Friday.

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Cole suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday against the Bengals and will not play in Week 17, the Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Cole will need to earn a three-down role in training camp to justify this ranking, but he did well for himself during his 2013 audition, and the Vikings didn't add any noteworthy MLB talent in the draft or free agency. Cole showed significant IDP upside in his four starts last year, posting 42 tackles and a sack. So long as he beats out Jasper Brinkley for the starting MLB role and can hold off fellow youngsters like Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti, Cole should provide at least LB2 upside in most formats.

2013

Cole is expected to serve as a backup at middle linebacker to the newly acquired Desmond Bishop.

2012

Cole, Minnesota's 2012 seventh-round draft pick, was a Butkus Award semifinalist last season with 108 tackles and 5.5 sacks for N.C. State. He could win a backup role this summer, but it's not clear if he has the speed to eventually win a starting job.