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Back at Winter Park

Posted by: under Vikings, NFC, NFL post-season, Brad Childress, Ben Leber, Brad Childress, Ray Edwards Updated: January 18, 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hello from Winter Park. Vikings coach Brad Childress will hold his press conference at 12:30 p.m. (central) to discuss his team's 34-3 thrashing of the Cowboys and look ahead to the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints.

Childress does not typically address injuries on Mondays but we'll see if he gives an update on defensive end Ray Edwards, who suffered a sprained right knee in the third quarter. Early indications are that the injury is not believed to be too serious.

We also should have access to players in the locker room after Childress' press conference.

The Vikings defensive line received plenty of media attention for its effort Sunday and deservedly so, but linebacker Ben Leber also played a strong game. Leber finished with nine tackles, one tackle for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. 

Linebacker Erin Henderson, who was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, is eligible to return today. Henderson tweeted this morning that he was on his way to Winter Park. We'll see if he addresses the media about his situation.

Check back throughout the day for updates. 

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