A Last Minute Shuffle At Linebacker
In Sunday’s game against Chris Johnson and the Titans, Minnesota will get one linebacker back from injury while another will have to sit because of a new injury.
Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com reports that Erin Henderson is sure to return from a concussion that kept him on the sidelines the last two games, while Marvin Mitchell will be inactive after suffering a calf injury during Wednesday’s practice.
Backups Audie Cole and Tyrone McKenzie are both expected to be active to provide depth in Mitchell’s absence.
Middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley is going to be staying on the field in nickel packages which isn’t too surprising considering how well he has been playing in Henderson’s absence. Frazier explains that Henderson could eventually work his way back into the nickel package, but it won’t be this week.
“Yeah we’re going to keep Jasper at the nickel mike for the time being,” Frazier said. “He’s done a good job there. Give Erin a chance to kind of get his legs back under him and then we’ll revisit it later on. Jasper has done a good job so we have a lot of confidence in what he’s accomplished so far.”
Okay, now go back to putting on your Colts jersey… we’ll see you in a few hours.