NFL fans will be excited to have the "dead zone" of the season at its end.
Monday, July 23 represents the first day that some teams will have veterans report to training camp and begin to have full-contact practices.
While there will be a lot of battles for starting positions as training camp progresses, there is one player in particular that we want to look at in this article.
That player is free-agent MLB E.J. Henderson.
Henderson is entering his age-32 season and has seen his share of ups and downs since being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft.
Henderson (6'1, 245 lbs.) has played his entire nine-year career with the Vikings mostly as a starter and earned one Pro Bowl appearance.
In recent seasons, we've seen Henderson's play decline after suffering a devastating knee injury that left him with a titanium rod in his leg.
In 2011, Henderson was able to play all 16 games for the Vikings while collecting 110 tackles.
Henderson was constantly taken out of third-down situations and had to have his snaps monitored to keep him fresh.
Despite the injury history, Henderson offers a leadership and experience that isn't easily found there are teams that have some concerns entering training camp.
We are going to look at five teams that could benefit from Henderson's services with the last page giving my ranking of most to least likely spots where Henderson could end up.