Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) at M

Audie Cole Out Sunday With Ankle Injury

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Even though it’s only Monday, we already know that Audie Cole will not be available for the season finale against the Detroit Lions.

Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The second year former seventh round draft pick suffered an ankle injury against the Baltimore Ravens last week which forced him out of action.  It seems as though that injury will keep him out of the week 17 game against the Detroit Lions as well.

Pro Football Focus graded Cole out positively in pass coverage, but below average against the run.  Most likely, former starting middle linebacker Erin Henderson will start in his place.

 

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