Former Vikings, 49ers LB Gerald Hodges to visit New England
- LB Gerald Hodges will visit with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. His overall grade of 82.4 last season ranked him 21st among all linebackers.
- If brought in, Hodges would be the second highest graded linebacker (based on last season) for New England behind LB Dont’a Hightower.
- Hodges was 13th out of 38 qualified inside linebackers last season with a run-stop percentage (percentage of a player’s run defense snaps where he was responsible for a stop) of 9.3. He also finished with 29 run stops, ranking 15th in the league among inside linebackers and had only five missed tackles while in run defense.
- Hodges was a reliable overall tackler, ranking 16th out of 41 inside linebackers with a combined tackle efficiency (total number of attempted tackles made per each missed tackle) of 10.6.