Vikes to make 'game day' decision on E.J. Henderson

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says he'll decide Sunday if he'll start linebacker E.J. Henderson, who has missed the last two practices with a sore knee. Henderson tells the Star Tribune he's "pretty confident" he'll be ready to play, but Frazier says he wants to be cautious with the injury.
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Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says he'll decide Sunday if he'll start linebacker E.J. Henderson, who has missed the last two practices with a sore knee. Henderson tells the Star Tribune he's "pretty confident" he'll be ready to play, but Frazier says he wants to be cautious with the injury.

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