De'Angelo Henderson

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/15/19

A look at the latest NFL practice squad moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings

  • Signed: WR Davion Davis

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

Colts To Work Out De’Angelo Henderson

The Colts will work out running back De’Angelo Henderson on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Henderson remains a free agent after missing the Vikings’ cut over Labor Day weekend.

Henderson was a Broncos sixth-round draft choice in 2017 and spent last year with the Jets. All in all, he has eight career appearances across two seasons and a grand total of nine carries.

There was a lot of talk about Marlon Mack not being able to mesh with Jacoby Brissett as the Colts’ starter, but he was stellar on Sunday. It goes without saying – after Mack’s career day, the Colts are looking at Henderson as a potential supplement for Mack, not a replacement.

Vikings Announce Cuts To Make 53

The Vikings have trimmed their roster down to 53 players. Notably, the team waived kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik, who they just traded a fifth-round pick for a few weeks ago. They also sent packing quarterback Kyle Sloter, who has starred in the preseason the past couple of years and earned a lot of fans. Finally, the team cut their losses with first-round bust Laquon Treadwell. Minnesota drafted the former Ole Miss receiver 23rd overall back in 2016, and he never topped 200 yards with the team.

Here’s the full list of moves:

Waived:

DE Ade Aruna (Injured)

WR Jeff Badet

FB Khari Blasingame

QB Jake Browning

LB Reshard Cliett

T Aviante Collins

DT Curtis Cothran

WR Davion Davis

LB Devante Downs

C Cornelius Edison

RB De’Angelo Henderson

TE Cole Hikutini

WR Alexander Hollins

CB Craig James

DE Stacy Keely

C John Keenoy

LB Greer Martini

CB Nate Meadors

WR Dillon Mitchell

T Storm Norton

DT Tito Odenigbo

DE Anree Saint-Amour

DE Karter Schult

QB Kyle Sloter

LB Cameron Smith

S Derron Smith

CB Duke Thomas

WR Laquon Treadwell

P/K Kaare Vedvik

T Nate Wozniak

S Isaiah Wharton (Injured)

WR Brandon Zylstra

Placed on Reserve/PUP:

TE David Morgan

Placed on Reserve/NFI:

DE Tashawn Bower

Vikings Claim RB De’Angelo Henderson

Shortly after cutting ties with suspended running back Roc Thomas, the Vikings added a possible depth piece off waivers. The Vikings claimed De’Angelo Henderson off waivers from the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. In a corresponding move, the club released safety Micah Abernathy.

A former Broncos sixth-round draft choice in 2017, Henderson made it just past the midway point on the waiver wire. He will join a Vikings team that has third-year player C.J. Ham and third-round rookie Alexander Mattison in place behind Dalvin Cook.

After setting an NCAA Division I record by recording a rushing touchdown in 35 consecutive games, Henderson could not stick with the Broncos last year. Denver’s additions of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman led Henderson to New York. Between his time with the Jets and Broncos, the 5-foot-7 back has taken just nine regular-season handoffs.

Mike Zimmer said recently Ham may be the favorite to begin as Minnesota’s complementary back behind Cook, with Mattison learning the ropes as a pass protector in the meantime. Henderson figures to be competing for a spot behind that duo, should the Vikings keep four backs.

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Jets Release RB De’Angelo Henderson

The Jets have released running back De’Angelo Henderson. The former Broncos sixth-rounder was on the Jets’ active roster last season, but appeared in only three games.

Henderson, 26, appeared in a handful of games as a rookie for Denver, despite some training camp hype and hope about his potential role. He joined the Jets’ practice squad after missing Denver’s final cut in 2018 and earned a promotion to the main roster after Bilal Powell was lost for the year.

The running back had a standout collegiate career at Coastal Carolina University, rushing for a touchdown in 35 consecutive games (an NCCA Division I record). In the NFL, he has a total of nine carries for 32 yards.

Minor NFL Transactions: 4/3/19

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Re-signed (ERFA): WR Marcus Kemp
  • Waived: CB Step Durham

New York Giants

New York Jets

Miami Dolphins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jets Tender Robby Anderson

The Jets announced that they have applied the second-round tender to wide receiver Robby Anderson. The one-year tender will pay Anderson $3.095MM for the upcoming season. 

As a restricted free agent, Anderson can negotiate with any club through April 19. If he signs an offer sheet with a new club, the Jets could match the offer to keep him. If the Jets do not match such an offer, they will receive a second-round draft choice. While Anderson has talent, it seems unlikely that a team will offer him substantial money and forfeit a valuable second-round pick in order to add him.

Anderson, 26 in May, made some noise in 2017 with 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. He had a quieter year in 2018, even as his off-the-field antics made noise in the New York tabloids. He finished out last season with a 50/752/6 stat line across 14 games. With upwards of $100MM in cap room – and even more flexibility remaining – the Jets can easily afford to keep Anderson in the fold at a ~$3MM rate.

In addition to Anderson, the Jets have also retained all nine of their exclusive-rights free agents:

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Jets Place Isaiah Crowell On IR

On Friday, the Jets placed running back Isaiah Crowell on IR due to a toe injury. To take his place, the Jets will promote running back De’Angelo Henderson from the practice squad. 

Crowell rushed for 685 yards and six touchdowns off of 143 carries this year, but his 98-yard rushing performance against the Titans earlier this month represents his only big game over the last eight contests. Of course, before that, Crowell went off against the Broncos when he racked up 219 yards off of 15 carries.

Crowell seems likely to return to the Jets after signing a three-year, $12MM deal in the offseason and matching a career high 4.8 yards per carry in 2018. However, it’s not guaranteed that he’ll be the Jets’ lead back next year. Gang Green will have upwards of $100MM to spend in the spring and Le’Veon Bell is rumored to be among their top targets.

The Jets are looking to win two straight games for just the second time this season when they face the Texans on Sunday. They’ll try to get the job done without Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who is battling an ankle injury.

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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 11/7/18

Today’s practice squad moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

  • Signed: WR Quadree Henderson

New York Jets

  • Signed: RB De’Angelo Henderson

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: LB Emmanuel Ellerbee

Jets To Release De’Angelo Henderson

The Jets are releasing running back De’Angelo Henderson, Manish Mehta of the Daily News (on Twitter) hears. That’s a strong indication that fellow tailback Eli McGuire will return to face the Dolphins on Sunday.

Henderson, 26 later this month, was a sixth-round pick of the Broncos last year and appeared in a handful of games as a rookie. He joined the Jets’ practice squad after missing Denver’s final cut and earned a promotion to the main roster after Bilal Powell was lost for the year. He did not see the field against the Bears on Sunday, so his brief Jets stint will end without an official statistic recorded. It stands to reason that the Jets may re-sign him to the practice squad if he clears waivers, however.

The Jets’ primary rusher on Sunday will be Isaiah Crowell with sixth-round pick Trenton Cannon and (probably) McGuire in reserve.