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E.J. Henderson | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 245
College: Maryland
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Free agent MLB E.J. Henderson has lowered his financial demands.
Henderson is still shopping his wares in free agency, and is expected to receive some level of interest now that his asking price is more realistic. Assuming he checks out physically, Henderson could be used as an insurance policy at middle linebacker. He's one of the higher profile names remaining on the market. Sat, Jul 21, 2012 11:01:00 PM

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Free agent MLB E.J. Henderson is "circulating word" that he's 100 percent healthy and wants to play.

Henderson is coming off a 110-tackle season, but will be 32 next month and has dealt with knee/leg issues lately. He's just a two-down option at this point. The Vikings have moved on to Jasper Brinkley as their starting middle 'backer.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 11:36:00 AM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings are not planning to use the franchise tag.

Led by MLB E.J. Henderson and TE Visanthe Shiancoe, the Vikings have an unimpressive group of in-house free agents. ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reported in November that Henderson would be a "backup plan at best" this offseason. Shiancoe is expected to walk.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 11:22:00 AM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities expects impending free agent E.J. Henderson to be a "backup plan at best" for the Vikings at middle linebacker in 2012.

While Henderson is holding his own in run defense at age 31, he's been a liability in coverage this season. The rebuilding Vikings are expected to try to get younger in the middle of their defense next year.
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 06:59:00 AM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson continues to deal with swelling in his knee and expects to play limited snaps in Week 4.

"If I was being honest with myself, maybe when I looked at the tape, I could see myself hobbling a little bit," Henderson told reporters Friday. He's expected to play in a rotation with Xavier Adibi, who has better coverage skills for a linebacker. Henderson shouldn't be in IDP lineups this week.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 02:25:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson (knee) will be a game-time decision in Week 2.

Though Henderson avoided structural damage after his in-practice injury, he's got swelling in the joint. The Vikings' run defense looks pretty shaky without DT Kevin Williams and Henderson either out or at less than 100 percent. Perhaps it's the matchup upgrade LeGarrette Blount needs for a bounce-back game.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 02:22:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson's X-rays reportedly showed no structural damage to his sore knee.

The Vikings will see how the knee feels Friday morning and proceed accordingly. Henderson was held out of Thursday's practice after participating fully Wednesday, an obvious red flag. Xavier Adibi and Erin Henderson are candidates to fill in if he misses Sunday's game.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 09:29:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson has been sent for X-rays after a sore knee prevented him from practicing Thursday.

It's concerning news after Henderson was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. With Henderson's primary backup Jasper Brinkley on injured reserve with a hip injury, Xavier Adibi and Erin Henderson took first-team reps in his absence Thursday. Hopefully he's only dealing with a sprain or bruise.
Source: Vikings.com
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 05:49:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson has been selected as a late addition to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster.

An incredible comeback story after his 2009, late-season compound leg fracture, Henderson was a run-stuffing force with 106 tackles and 70 solos, both highs since 2007. He also held up in coverage, picking off three passes. It's a nice resume builder as Henderson enters a contract year.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson "seemed to improve drastically after the Week 4 bye," according to beat writer Tom Pelissero.

Henderson played 94.5 percent of the defensive snaps, racking up 139 tackles while staying on the field in most nickel and dime situations. It was a highly successful comeback from a compound leg fracture in 2009. Henderson enters a contract season entrenched as the starter in the middle.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 11:14:00 AM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson returned shortly after suffering a dislocated finger in the second half of Monday's Week 15 game.

Henderson has stayed 100% healthy in 2010 after a leg fracture ended his 2009 season. The IDP stud left with eight tackles and two tackles for a loss.
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 11:36:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson made five total tackles (four unassisted) and intercepted two Tony Romo passes in a Week 6 win over the Cowboys.

Henderson is a feel-good story, remaining 100% healthy after an awful leg fracture ended his 2009. He held Cowboys TE Jason Witten to three catches, and picked off two of the passes headed Witten's way. The IDP stud gets the Jermichael Finley-less Packers Week 7.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 10:49:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson is not listed on the Week 1 injury report.

Henderson's recovery is complete. He's a top-15 option in IDP leagues.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 05:29:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson racked up seven tackles (three solo) in his preseason debut Sunday night.

Draft him as you normally would in IDP leagues. Henderson looked terrific, catching Anthony Dixon by the shoestring for a tackle for loss early, and dropping back into coverage smoothly. He was used on all three downs.
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 11:27:00 PM

Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson will make his preseason debut, getting the start Sunday against San Francisco.

He'll play about a quarter, a good sign for Henderson's chances of starting in Week 1. We're still cautious about drafting Henderson in IDP leagues. There have been indications that Jasper Brinkley will play plenty early in the year.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 05:04:00 PM

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