Vikings place LB Cole on IR

Updated: December 27, 2013

Eden Prairie, MN ( – The Minnesota Vikings placed second-
year linebacker Audie Cole on injured reserve on Friday.

Cole did not practice all week due to an ankle injury he sustained in
Minnesota’s 42-14 loss at Cincinnati last Sunday. The 24-year-old
appeared in 13 games with five starts this season and racked up 45 tackles
with one sack.

The Vikings signed cornerback Robert Steeples from the practice squad to
fill the open spot on the active roster.