The Chiefs scheduled a workout on Thursday afternoon for former Minnesota Vikings inside linebacker Erin Henderson, according to sources.
Henderson, 28, was a three-year starter at Minnesota, last playing in 2013 when he was credited with 112 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
Henderson was arrested for two DUIs late in 2013 and was released on Feb. 7. Henderson was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season and was not under contract for the remainder of the year.
Henderson, 6 feet 3 and 242 pounds, entered the NFL with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He became a starter in 2011 and in 64 career games, including 33 starts, has 269 tackles (169 solo) and 8 1/2 sacks.
The Chiefs’ two inside linebacker positions were in flux this season as Pro Bowler Derrick Johnson suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in the opener against Tennessee, and free agent signee Joe Mays missed the first eight games because of a broken wrist.
Josh Mauga replaced Johnson and led the team with 103 tackles (81 solo) but his play seemed to tail off at the end of the season; and James Michael-Johnson started nine games before Mays’ return.
The Chiefs ranked 28th in the NFL in run defense, which is a reflection of their play at inside linebacker, particularly during a season-killing three-game losing streak when they allowed 112 yards to Oakland’s Latavius Murray; 168 yards to Denver’s C.J. Anderson; and 100 yards to Arizona’s Kerwynn Williams, who was fresh off the practice squad.