The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed Audie Cole.
Sources tell Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the contract is one year for the minimum of $760,000. Cole made $660,000 last season.
“I’m excited to be back with the Vikings,” Cole, who is entering his fifth season, told the Pioneer Press. “I’ve enjoyed my time here. I’m glad to keep it going.”
Cole is entering his 5th NFL season in 2016 and has appeared in 41 regular season games including seven starts in his first four seasons with the Vikings.
On defense, he has collected 67 tackles (48 solo), 4.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, 7 QBHs, 1 FF and 4 PDs in his career. The Monroe, Mich., native has posted 20 special teams tackles (14 solo) and 1 FR on coverage duties.
Cole was selected in the seventh-round (210th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[Minnesota Vikings, Pioneer Press]