With the draft over, the Vikings still have a hole to fill at middle linebacker.
The Vikings took two linebackers on Saturday – Gerald Hodges (fourth round) and Michael Mauti (seventh round) were teammates at Penn State – but only Mauti is likely to compete in the middle.
That means the Vikings could move Erin Henderson from the weak-side to the middle, they could look at 2012 seventh-round pick Audie Cole or they could hope that Mauti recovers from surgery he had to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered last November. That was the third time Mauti suffered a torn ACL and the second time he tore his left one.
There also is a possibility the Vikings could look at veterans remaining on the free-agent market, such as former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher.
“We’re going to sit and assess what we have,” Spielman said. “Everybody was a little bit tired so I wasn’t going to sit there and have a personnel meeting with the coaches tonight. We’ll get to that on Monday and kind of see where we’re at. We signed a couple of linebackers, another linebacker in college free agency (Saturday), so we’ll see where we’re at and go from there.”