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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Facing one of the league's top running offenses and an elite pass-catching tight end, the Minnesota Vikings will be without starting linebacker Erin Henderson this weekend.
Henderson, who leads Minnesota with 26 tackles and two sacks, is out for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion. Free-agent signee Marvin Mitchell will start in Henderson's place as weakside linebacker and starting middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley will assume Henderson's role in the nickel defense.
"We'll miss him; there's no question about it," coach Leslie Frazier said after Friday's practice. "But it gives someone else an opportunity. Marvin Mitchell will get a chance now. It will get Audie Cole up as well and gives those guys a chance to play. That's part of our game. Injuries do occur. That's why your roster, you hope, is deep enough where you don't have a big drop off."
Backup defensive end D'Au...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings don't want to be fooled again.
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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson has missed his second straight day of practice as he is suffering from concussion symptoms.
Henderson was hurt last week against the Indianapolis Colts, but it was not recognized until Wednesday. Henderson had been practicing and felt fine until he told coach Leslie Frazier that he "did not feel right". With how bad concussions...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are tied atop the NFC North after splitting the first two games of the season, but a sense of urgency crept into Winter Park this week with the team preparing for Sunday's game against the 2-0 San Francisco 49ers.
Losing a close, perhaps winnable game, at Indianapolis last week caused some of Minnesota's veterans to speak up this...
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The Vikings didn’t know that LB Erin Henderson suffered a concussion until Wednesday, three days after it happened. He missed another day of practice Thursday.