Terps' Henderson Joins Brother With Vikings

Former University of Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson agreed to a contract with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent.

The move makes him a teammate of his older brother, Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson.

Erin Henderson bypassed his final season of collegiate eligibility at Maryland and was projected as a mid-round pick but surprisingly went undrafted over the weekend, perhaps because of concerns about a past knee injury.

By Mark Maske |  April 28, 2008; 8:05 PM ET  | Category:  Vikings
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I think the MN Vikings are showing consistency with their well thought out acquisitions this year.

Mark Salinas, MN

Posted by: Mark-Salinas-MN | April 29, 2008 11:17 AM

Good aquisition of an athletic LB/Pass Rusher that could turn out to be valuable for the investment. Hopefully, playing with his brother will add value & assist him in learning the defense, however, Erin could impact sooner on special teams if he is looking to make a name sooner. Often special teams excellence can launch future stellar offensive or defensive gems.

Posted by: JC Johnston | April 29, 2008 1:26 PM

Pity he didn't stay for his senior season at Maryland.

Posted by: gophercrow | April 29, 2008 1:29 PM

He was a spark and standout on a Terrapins defense that didn't seem to want to play at times this year. I can't figure out if it was the coaching or the players or both. But he shined and played hurt for a part of it. He will be a heat-seeker on special teams and has the strength and quickness to step in at linebacker. My wife is a rabid Vikings fan and has loved the Maryland connection in Minnesota. I think that she is in for a great year. I, after watching idiots destroy my Redskins for the last decade, I think that I will join her and become a Vikings fan. At least they seem like they know what they are doing.

Posted by: terp fan | April 30, 2008 11:02 AM

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