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Sore knee could keep E.J. Henderson out of home opener

Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson sat out Thursday’s practice with a swollen knee, and could miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Head coach Leslie Frazier tells Fox Sports North he isn't sure who will start if Henderson is held out of the lineup.
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Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson sat out Thursday’s practice with a swollen knee, and could miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Head coach Leslie Frazier tells Fox Sports North he isn't sure who will start if Henderson is held out of the lineup.

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