NFC North: E.H. Henderson

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- I'll soon be headed out to the Green Bay Packers' second practice of the summer. It starts at 8 p.m. ET and I'll have a few thoughts sometime before midnight. But first, let's hit some important tidbits from the Minnesota Vikings' reporting day at Minnesota State University, Mankato:

(Information via video of coach Leslie Frazier's news conference.)
  • Until quarterback Donovan McNabb is eligible to practice Aug. 4, Joe Webb will work with the first team. Frazier said he wanted to go with the player who has "the most experience."
  • The Vikings will open camp with two Hendersons working with the first-team defense. E.J. Henderson will resume his role as the middle linebacker, while his younger brother Erin Henderson will be working on the outside. Frazier said he wants Erin Henderson to replace free agent Ben Leber, whom the Vikings have not re-signed.
  • Cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee) and right guard Anthony Herrera (knee) won't be ready to start camp, Frazier said.

Thursday injury update

September, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert


Updating select injury developments in the NFC North:

Chicago Bears: Defensive end Alex Brown (ankle) again missed practice, but coach Lovie Smith continued to indicate Brown will play Sunday at Seattle.

Detroit Lions: Defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring) again missed practice. So did defensive tackle Grady Jackson (knee), although Jackson is expected to play Sunday against Washington.

Green Bay Packers: Tailback Brandon Jackson (ankle) had a setback during the warm-up portion of practice and did not participate thereafter. Safety Nick Collins (chest) again participated on a limited basis but remains likely to play Sunday. “I anticipate Nick will go,” coach Mike McCarthy said.

Minnesota Vikings: Linebacker E.J. Henderson (shoulder) again missed practice, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier indicated earlier Thursday that Henderson’s injury is not serious. Tailback Adrian Peterson (back) was limited but he said he expects to play Sunday against San Francisco. Receiver Percy Harvin missed practice because of an illness. It’s only fair to point out Harvin missed rookie minicamp, as well as the NFL’s rookie symposium, because he was ill. He had some health-related tests in the spring but that doctors found no underlying issues.

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