|Source: Titans try out E.J. Henderson, Ernie Sims, Gary Guyton |
Oct 24, 2012
|Up next: Vikings doomed by defensive lapses |
Some crucial flaws in crunch time by the Minnesota defense has prevented Vikings from starting 2-0
Sep 17, 2012
|Notebook: Teams contemplating E.J. Henderson |
E.J. Henderson appears to be back on teams' radars because of a shift in his philosophy.
Jul 22, 2012
|Free-agent exam: Vikings vs. the LBs |
There are several scheduled free-agent LBs on the outside who could fit the Vikings' bill.
Mar 11, 2012
|Frazier holds out hope to retain talent |
Frazier doesn't sound like he's completely ready to write off players like Griffin or Hutchinson.
Feb 24, 2012
|E.J. Henderson would like to remain a Viking |
LB E.J. Henderson is scheduled to be a free agent after nine years with the Vikings.
Dec 31, 2011
|Hendersons discuss pending free agency |
The linebackers talked about their free-agent desires and where things stand with the Vikings.
Dec 22, 2011
|E.J. Henderson expects to play |
Dec 2, 2011
|Henderson's turkey giveaway helps 3,500 needy |
The number of turkeys donated to families in need nearly tripled to 3,500 this year.
Nov 23, 2011
|Key Vikings could see increased roles |
Antoine Winfield should play and E.J. Henderson could be used in more nickel situations.
Nov 7, 2011
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|Date of Birth:
|2012 Scout.com NFL Free Agency
Rankings (full list):|
||Pos Rank: #16
|How Acquired: A second-round pick by the Vikings in the 2003 draft.
2010: Came back from his devastating leg injury to start all 16 games. Finished second on the team with 139 tackles. Was fourth on the team with seven tackles for a loss. In the first 98 games of his career, Henderson had just two interceptions, but had two in one game to almost singlehandedly beat Dallas Oct. 17. Finished the year with three interceptions, tying Husain Abdullah for the team lead. Had eight or more tackles in 11 games.
2009: Placed on injured reserve on Dec. 8 after fracturing his fibula in Week 13. Finished the season with 100 tackles (four for a loss), two sacks, five passes defensed, eight quarterback hurries and a fumbled recovery.
2008: Played in only four games before multiple dislocated toes took him out of action for the season after a fast start. Before going on injured reserve, he registered 39 tackles, two QB hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one sack, three tackles-for-loss and two passes defensed.
2007: In his first full season at middle linebacker in the Vikings’ Tampa-2 defensive scheme, registered a team-leading and career-best 155 tackles and had 4.5 sacks (a half sack behind the team leaders), six passes defensed, a team-leading 14 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 19 quarterback hurries. He led or tied for the team lead in tackles in 12 games. Was a Pro Bowl alternate and received votes for the Associated Press All-Pro team.
2006: Had a breakout season in the Vikings new defense and was rewarded with a five-year, $25 million contract extension that included $10 million in guaranteed money. Started all 16 games and finished the season with 142 tackles (95 solo), 19 quarterback hurries, three sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumbles recovered. Has pair of career games in 2006. On Oct. 8 vs. Detroit, he scored a touchdown on a 45-yard interception return and, the game after signing his contract extension, he notched 15 tackles and recovered a fumble on the second play of the game vs. the Jets Dec. 17.
2005: Played in 15 games, starting 14 – coming off the bench for the season opener vs. Tampa Bay and missing the third game of the year vs. New Orleans with an ankle sprain. Finished third on the team with 74 tackles, adding one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
2004: Started 14 regular-season contests and both playoff games. Notched a team-leading 125 tackles, seven for losses, in addition to seven passes defensed and four quarterback hurries on defense. Struggled at times in coverage.
2003: Saw limited time behind Greg Biekert, making 23 tackles and two QB hurries. Led the team with 27 special teams tackles. Saw increased time in the base defense in the second half of the season.
College: Consensus All-American and unanimous All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice. Named National Defensive Player of the Year by The NFL Draft Report. Winner of the Butkus Award and Bednarik Trophy. Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and the team’s Most Valuable Player. Led Maryland in tackles in three straight seasons. He posted 175 tackles (135 solos) with 8.5 sacks for minus-49 yards, 19.5 stops for losses of 86 yards and eight quarterback pressures in 2002. His 175 hits rank fourth on the school’s