According to numerous reports and sources, the Minnesota vikings are re-signing linebacker Audie Cole.
Cole, a Vikings fan favorite, was drafted in the seventh round by the Vikings in the 2012 NFL Draft. Despite not being a regular starter, Cole managed to make a name for himself through exciting preseason play. In a 2012 preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Cole famously intercepted two passes on consecutive plays – returning both for touchdowns.
Audie Cole is back with the #Vikings. Returning on a one-year deal, according to a league source.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) March 8, 2016
In week 9 of the 2015 season, Audie Cole started his first game of the year in place of injured rookie Eric Kendricks. However, Cole suffered a fractured ankle that game, ending his season.
Initial reports indicate Cole has been re-signed on a one-year, minimum deal. As more details become available, we’ll provide them here.
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And if you have a minute to spare, re-live that awesome 2012 preseason game that has made Audie Cole a Vikings legend in the video below.