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P.J.R.: Spielman's genius as Vikings' GM expands and critics cower

Rick Spielman’s stature with Vikings fans has reached new heights with what has happened since the start of NFL training camps. The few of us in the local media who criticized the decision to trade Percy Harvin were forced to cower, when “Purr-see” came down with a hip injury that required surgery and could […]

Erin Henderson misses practice, will play on Sunday

By Josh Alper

The Vikings have installed Erin Henderson as their middle linebacker this summer, which meant their fear level was pretty high when Henderson went down with an ankle injury during Thursday’s practice. Henderson was scared too after getting the back of his left foot stepped on during the session. The back of Henderson’s […]

Notebook: Nothing to worry about, Henderson is ‘full go’ and will play

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson screamed and kicked a cooler with the non-injured leg after hobbling off the practice field on Thursday afternoon.

It appeared Henderson didn’t know how threatening — or how non-threatening — his injured ankle could be to his season. After Thursday’s practice, coach Leslie Frazier said Henderson […]

Zulgad: Marvin Mitchell continues to ‘chase dream’ of being a starter

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — There was plenty of offseason discussion about whether Erin Henderson would be able to make the transition to starting middle linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings after two seasons of holding the job on the weak side.

What wasn’t discussed in detail was who would take Henderson’s old spot.

The lack of […]

Training camp Day 13 quick hits: Floyd, Rhodes, Bishop will play Fri.

• Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday’s practice that the usual suspects who have been injured this past week should be ready to suit up and play in Friday’s second preseason game at the Buffalo Bills.

Including rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who had an MRI done on his left knee just a […]

Training camp Day 9 quick hits: Erin Henderson makes nice recovery

Notes and observations from Day 9 of Vikings training camp

• Middle linebacker Erin Henderson’s aggressive play in the pass game provided a highlight in Monday’s practice.

Quarterback Christian Ponder seemed to have Henderson beat when he targeted tight end Kyle Rudolph around 20 yards downfield. Rudolph nabbed the ball over Henderson’s stretched out arm, […]

Marvin Mitchell attempts to make most of opportunity at linebacker

MANKATO, Minn. — It was assumed that Desmond Bishop would supplant Marvin Mitchell as the Minnesota Vikings’ starting weak-side linebacker, perhaps even take over at middle linebacker for Erin Henderson, if he impressed at training camp.

But after a week, Bishop has yet to see any extended action and is currently sidelined because of a […]

LINEBACKER FOCUS: Frazier Talks LB Depth And Henderson’s Development

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – There’s no question that the NFL today is a quarterback’s league. That would explain why, when heading down to Training Camp, the “A” topic on the hearts of most fans was the progression of third-year QB Christian Ponder. But […]

DAY 6 TRAINING CAMP NOTES

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – Day six of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp is in the books. The first hot day of this year’s camp, Thursday brought out the big hits once again as players were allowed and encouraged in some instances to take tackles […]

Training camp Day 6 quick hits: Erin Henderson sits for brief period

Notes and observations from Day 6 of Vikings training camp

• Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson briefly sat out during Thursday’s practice because of a sore groin, according to coach Leslie Frazier. “We’ll go back and take a look,” Frazier said. “We don’t want him to aggravate it depending on how sore it was, but […]