Minnesota Vikings trade Gerald Hodges to San Francisco (Report)
By Dan Zinski
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly traded linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers.
The trade was first reported by Rand Getlin of NFL Network.
A former fourth-round pick out of Penn State, Hodges won the Vikings starting Mike linebacker spot this preseason but Mike Zimmer has preferred to pull him out in the nickel defense in favor of rookie Eric Kendricks.
After four weeks it appears the Vikings are ready to let Kendricks play on every down, making Hodges expendable.
Hodges has amassed 20 tackles and one pass defensed in four games this year. Last year he had 66 tackles, one interception and seven passes defensed in 14 games.
It has not yet been reported what the Vikings received in return for Hodges but it’s been rumored that the 49ers are trying to shop center Nick Easton.
The Vikings are currently possibly in the market for offensive line help with John Sullivan’s status up in the air.
Update: The Vikings have reportedly acquired center Nick Easton from San Francisco in return for Gerald Hodges.
The Vikings also reportedly will get back a 6th round pick.
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