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Hodges embraces battle for starting spot

Gerald Hodges (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

Linebacker Gerald Hodges talked about his mindset after a few rookie practices. The versatile linebacker was ready to begin his quest for a starting spot as a rookie.

Gerald Hodges got his first experience as an NFL player over the weekend. He knows he will be at linebacker. The rest of the questions are open to debate. The remaining questions are these for the fourth-round rookie of the Minnesota Vikings: Will he play outside or middle linebacker, and will he be a starter? "My mindset, you know, isn't to come in and be a backup. I do want to play when it...

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