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Notebook: Audie Cole switches back to MLB as competition heats up

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. — As a young NFL player, Audie Cole understands his opinion doesn’t carry much weight when it comes to personnel placement.

It just so happens that Cole’s preference aligns with what Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wanted in moving the third-year linebacker back into the middle after an experiment as the strong-side linebacker.

“He’s a big thumper guy and he also has pretty good range in there,” Zimmer said. “It’s good to have tall linebackers, because it’s harder to throw in the seams. I think he feels more comfortable there, to be honest…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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