EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke of linebacker Erin Henderson's versatility last week, the intent seemed focused on leaving open any possibility as Spielman attacked the draft.
Spielman said Henderson, who's started the past two seasons as the weakside linebacker for Minnesota, could move inside if needed. The comment, at the time, was interesting but didn't reflect an overriding belief Henderson was indeed moving to middle linebacker.
Henderson, though, has been preparing for a move for months and said Wednesday he expects to play in the middle. The idea of moving Henderson inside has had more traction than just a seemingly innocuous comment from Spielman.
"It was kind of early in the offseason," Henderson said, while working out as part of the team's offseason conditioning program. "It was something I kind of threw out there to (linebackers coach Fred Pagac). Just letting him know I was more than capable of doing it and more than w...