Despite not having the smoothest of negotiations, Erin Henderson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings.
The 25-year-old linebacker agreed to terms on a one-year deal to stay with the team that signed him as a rookie free agent in 2008, his sports agency tweeted on Friday.
Henderson was one of the few standouts for the Vikings during a trying 3-13 season last year. In his first chance as a regular starter, he emerged as one of the team's most versatile defenders, playing both in the base 4-3 and in the nickel packages. Playing alongside his brother E.J., he had 91 tackles and two forced fumbles in 15 games.
The Vikings wanted all along to bring Erin Henderson back, but waited for the free agent market to settle down before completing the deal. The delay appeared to irk Henderson, who tweeted his frustrations earlier this week.
''Whats crazy is I'm not even asking for big money,'' Henderson tweeted. ''All I want is respectable money for what I'm asked to do.''
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