E.J. Henderson Possibly Back with Vikes?

Another quick note from over the weekend, Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune wrote an article which you can find here, stating that there is a good chance that E.J. Henderson could be back in purple next year. Sid said that Henderson is still asking for the amount he made last year of 6.7 million and would need to agree to a contract of a much lesser amount.

This doesn’t seem to be in line with what the Vikings have been trying to do this offseason by getting younger. Henderson is well past his prime and has a hard time staying healthy since he broke his femur in 2009. As it stands now, Jasper Brinkley is set to replace Henderson but he is coming off a hip injury that sidelined him last year. Depth at linebacker is still a bit cloudy but I still question whether E.J. is still in the Vikings plans next year.

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3 Responses to “E.J. Henderson Possibly Back with Vikes?”

  1. born in new ulm says:

    IF he can play, at much less, they should. They aren’t cutting Williams. Good for the team. Nothing to lose, and alot to gain. Sid’s got the inside info.

  2. meswant says:

    I agree, if the Vikings could bring him back for less then they should jump at the chance. Sure, I understand wanting to go younger, but he is a good player & if he can help the younger players the Viking have now learn they it is a win win win situation.

  3. Jay says:

    I think they should move Erin Henderson to the middle and Greenway to weakside. That way, when Erin becomes a FA after this season, they’ll have a year of tape to decide whether to commit to Erin financially for the long-term. If he struggles in the middle, they can move on.

    Moving Greenway to WLB may put him in a better position to make game-changing plays.

    Given that they are already paying Greenway, I don’t think they’ll resign Erin unless they are convinced he can play ILB. They can’t pay Erin and keep him on the weakside because then they’ll have to take a ILB high in the draft next year. It doesn’t make much sense to invest that kind of money in all three LBs, when only two are on the field for half of the plays in a game.

    Another option would be to pursue Rams ILB James Laurinaitis in free agency next spring.

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