Description: Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson (concussion) returned to practice as a full participant Thursday. He's expected to start Sunday, but CBSSports.com's Joe Oberle reports he won't immediately get his full role back.
Insight: Henderson had 22 total tackles over his first two games but he missed the last two with a concussion. He's expected to start and play in base defenses on Sunday but Jasper Brinkley will continue to fill the middle linebacker role in nickel situations.
1/20/2010 7:51:00 PM
Description: The Associated Press reports Henderson returned to practice on Wednesday since his four-game suspension was up.
Insight: Henderson was suspended for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He will mainly contribute on special teams if he is even active the rest of the postseason. (SportsBuff.com)
12/17/2009 11:47:00 AM
Description: According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, despite being suspended for four game due to a violation of the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, Henderson insists he did nothing wrong.
Insight: Henderson reportedly cites mixing medications during training camp for triggering a positive test. He appealed the suspension, thus why it took so long for him to finally be suspended. (SportsBuff.com)