With the Vikings not playing again until Monday night the team won’t be back on the practice field until Thursday. It will be interesting to see if the coaching staff decides to shake things up a bit. Brad Childress already made the biggest switch possible before Week 3 when he replaced Tarvaris Jackson with Gus Frerotte at quarterback.
A key question this week will be the health of middle linebacker E.J. Henderson. Childress told the media on Monday that Henderson dislocated a couple of toes during the Vikings’ loss Sunday at Tennessee. Childress called it an “unusual” injury and said the team needed to get more information from the doctors.
If Henderson can’t play on Monday, the Vikings could start David Herron at middle linebacker or even consider moving Ben Leber inside. With Vinny Ciurciu having sat out Sunday because of a knee injury, the Vikings might need to add depth at linebacker. One option would be to promote Rufus Alexander from the practice squad.