Erin Henderson says there is no plans to move him back to outside linebacker

Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is currently the team’s inside linebacker. That soon might change as the team has signed Desmond Bishop. If you ask Henderson if he’s going to be moving back to the outside, however, he’ll tell you something different.

During an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Henderson was asked just that and he said that after speaking to the coaches, there is no plans to move him back to outside linebacker.

At this point there’s no plans of me moving back to the outside,” Henderson said. “I’m still playing middle linebacker after speaking with my coaches. That’s the decision that they made and what they want to do right now. I’m still embracing it. I’m still looking forward to it and I’m still excited about the opportunity to get out there and play Mike for the Vikings.

The Vikings primarily play in a 4-3 defense which means there is only one starting inside linebacker. The team is not paying Bishop $3 million a year to sit behind a guy who brought from the outside to the inside. Best case scenario for Henderson is a camp battle where he’d be given a chance to prove he is a better player than Bishop. Either way, it looks like Henderson won’t be giving up the position without a fight.