Vikings Make Bowman Signing, Erin Henderson Re-Signing Official

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 27, 2012 – 1:40 pm

The Vikings have signed veteran free agent CB Zack Bowman and have re-signed LB Erin Henderson. Bowman figures to be in the Vikings CB rotation and will also be a key cog on special teams. Henderson will be the front-runner for a starting outside LB job.

Bowman joins the Vikings organization after spending the past 4 seasons with the Chicago Bears. The
Nebraska graduate has appeared in 46 games, making 16 starts during his career. The 2009  season marked Bowman’s best as he recorded a team-leading 6 INTs, 10 passes defensed and 67 total tackles. The 6 INTs tied for 4th in the NFL in 2009.

In his first season as a starter, Henderson finished 4th on the team with a career high 91 tackles. He also
set career highs with 1.5 sacks, 8 TFL, and 2 FF. A former rookie free agent out of Maryland, Henderson appeared in 15 games in 2011, starting 11.

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Compensatory Selections Give Vikings 6 Picks In First 4 Rounds And 10 Overall

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 27, 2012 – 6:46 am

The NFL handed out compensatory draft picks on Monday at the annual Spring Owners’ Meetings, and the Vikings came away with a pair of 4th-round picks to add to their arsenal of selections in next month’s draft. The Vikings were awarded the 33rd and 39th picks in the 4th round, giving them 6 picks in the first 4 rounds and 10 selections overall.

The Vikings had 10 selections in last year’s draft as well, and 9 of those 10 picks remain on the roster. A similar effort in this year’s draft will go a long way toward Rick Spielman and Co.’s effort of rebuilding the roster.

Here’s a rundown of the Vikings 10 selections in this year’s draft…

1st round – 3rd pick – 3rd overall
2nd round – 3rd pick – 35th overall
3rd round – 3rd pick – 66th overall
4th round – 3rd pick – 98th overall
4th round – 33rd pick – 128th overall (compensatory)
4th round – 39th pick – 134th overall (compensatory)
5th round – 3rd pick – 138th overall
6th round – 5th pick – 175th overall (from Cleveland for Jayme Mitchell trade)
7th round – 3rd pick – 210th overall
7th round – 16th pick – 223rd overall (from Philadelphia through New England)

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