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Vikings pencil in Erin Henderson as starting MLB

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05:56 PM ET 05.01 | The Minnesota Vikings will have many options for how they will replace Jasper Brinkley at middle linebacker in 2013, but they will start out the offseason by looking in-house. More specifically, linebacker Erin Henderson will get the first crack at it. Henderson said coaches have told him he likely will open organized team activities (OTAs) at the position, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. A shift of Henderson to middle linebacker likely means former Penn St. linebacker Gerald Hodges, the team's fourth-round pick in this year's draft, will get the first look at the outside linebacker position originally held by Henderson. The Vikings already told Hodges that they expect him to have an impact right away and team director of college scouting Scott Studwell recently said that Hodges projects as an outside linebacker for the team. What happens in the early part of rookie camp and OTAs will determine if this positioning sticks. If it is determined that Hodges is not ready to step in right away, the team may be forced to move Henderson back out and acquire a veteran linebacker such as Brian Urlacher.

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May 2, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Erin? Isn't that a girl's name?

May 2, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Erin? Isn't that a girl's name?

When it is spelled like that, typically, yes

I think Henderson will be fine inside. I think the team may be more concerned about whether his OLB spot can be adequately filled... hence the pencil

 
May 2, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Erin? Isn't that a girl's name?

Ha! Reminded me right away of "Kung Pao, Enter the Fist."

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