Audie Cole was released several weeks ago and went unclaimed by 31 other teams. Cole was signed to practice squad, and later called up to the 53 man roster. After being called up Cole came in mid game to play linebacker when Erin Henderson was injured. Well it looks now like the Vikings will start Cole at Middle Linebacker and move Erin Henderson to the outside.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said on Wednesday afternoon, talking about his coaching staff’s decision to move Erin Henderson back to outside linebacker and keep Audie Cole in the middle for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was this:
“He was moved to the ‘Mike’ linebacker position not necessarily because that’s what we wanted to do, but that was the plight that we were in,” Frazier said. “He didn’t come in a year ago as our middle linebacker. There were some things that happened over the offseason that resulted in him being our middle linebacker. He’s a very good outside backer and expect him to play well on Sunday.”
This is working for the Vikes, here is my question folks, how was this guy not claimed?