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E.J. Henderson

E.J. Henderson - #56 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 08/03/1980
Birthplace Aberdeen, MD
College Maryland
Years played 10
Drafted 2003, 2nd round, 8th pick by Vikings

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Time to look at the Vikings' stock report — three up and three down following the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

Vikings' LB depth a concern

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
The possible loss Sunday of MLB E.J. Henderson only underscores a glaring fact that had become evident in the preseason: The Vikings' LB depth is poor.

Vikings positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
This is the seventh in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze Minnesota's LB situation.

Vikings LB Henderson added to Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
Vikings LB E.J. Henderson was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Thursday, providing an incredible end to a great comeback season.

Insider: Newsome got steal in CB Wilson

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says that Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is a strong candidate for Executive of the Year, particularly noting the trade for starting CB Josh Wilson.

Vikings-Eagles matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to consider as the Vikings get ready to head to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in Week 16.

Vikings players of the week

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 1:33 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players of the game in their Week 15 loss to the Bears.

Vikings They Said It: Postgame version, Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Here are some assorted quotes from Sunday's comeback win in OT over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to check out in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-18 loss at New England.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-24 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
It's time to look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up.

Vikings players of the week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 24-21 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Week Six Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin, Vikings MLB E.J. Henderson and Vikings WR Percy Harvin as its Players of the Week.


Posted Sept. 15, 2011
Henderson has been cleared to play against Tampa Bay despite left knee soreness.||||||| Henderson missed practice Thursday and Friday and was listed as questionable for Sunday. But he is in the lineup to face the Buccaneers.
Posted Jan. 27, 2011
The Vikings announced Thursday that Henderson is a late addition to the NFC Pro Bowl team, capping a remarkable comeback from a badly broken left leg.||||||| Henderson started all 16 games in 2010 and tied for the NFL lead among linebackers with three interceptions. He broke his leg during a December 2009 game and had a titanium rod put in. The injury required months of rehabilitation and put his career in jeopardy.
Posted Dec. 11, 2010
Henderson is something of a medical marvel. The Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker has played all 12 games this season despite breaking his left thigh bone just more than a year ago in a game against Arizona. Henderson is second on the team with tackles and leads all linebackers with three interceptions.||||||| There was no documented case of an NFL player returning from this kind of injury. Trainers Eric Sugarman and Tom Hunkele (hunk-LEE) put together a rehab program from scratch, and Henderson made it back to start the season opener at New Orleans. The Vikings have presented Henderson's case both locally and nationally. It's been written up in medical journals and is considered the road map for future cases.
Posted May 27, 2010
Henderson stretched with the Vikings before Thursday's practice, but is far from returning to full activity.||||||| Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier says the team has "fingers crossed" that Henderson can come back from a broken left leg and play the season opener on Sept. 9.
Posted March 16, 2010
Henderson is back on his feet and says he's on track to return to the field for training camp. Henderson broke his leg against Arizona on Dec. 6.||||||| Henderson spoke to reporters on Tuesday night before receiving the team's annual award for community service. He was also hosting an event at Winter Park for his youth foundation. Henderson says he started walking without a cane a few weeks ago. He says his recovery is on schedule and that he should be back by August. He has been rehabilitating in the training room at team headquarters nearly every day.