Vikings insert Gerald Hodges into unfamiliar middle linebacker spot

The search for a man in the middle of the Minnesota Vikings defense continues. This week, head coach Mike Zimmer will insert a guy who has never played middle linebacker -- not with the Vikings, not in college, not in high school.

But Zimmer feels Gerald Hodges can handle the job.

The Vikings have tried Audie Cole for a couple of games and rookie Eric Kendricks got the start against Oakland. Now Hodges gets his turn in the middle, and he feels it’s all about being versatile.