Jets running back De'Angelo Henderson has reportedly signed his exclusive rights free agency tender and can now be with the team as their voluntary workout program begins next week. But who is he?
Henderson is a 26-year old running back who was a sixth round pick for the Broncos in 2017. He would have to be considered a long-shot to make the roster as things stand.
Following the signing of Le'Veon Bell, the Jets have Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon returning from last year's team to back him up. Reports even indicate they might still be looking to upgrade at the position as they were supposedly one of the teams who looked into trading for Duke Johnson of the Browns.
Henderson doesn't have much NFL experience, but flashed in limited action as a rookie with a 29-yard touchdown reception in the season finale. He also featured on special teams in his five games with the Broncos.
Last year, he saw action in three games with the Jets, having spent most of the year on their practice squad. He carried twice for 19 yards, but lost a fumble in the season finale. For his career, Henderson has 68 yards and a touchdown on 11 touches, two special teams tackles and two kick returns for 59 yards.
He will still be eligible for the practice squad in 2019, so if he performs well enough in camp and preseason then perhaps he'll get a chance to stick around and could see some opportunities if anyone gets hurt.
The Jets have three players remaining who are yet to sign their exclusive rights tenders; Frankie Luvu, Anthony Wint and Bronson Kaufusi. It's a mere formality at this point as they will either have to sign for the minimum or sit out the season, so you should expect each of these to sign before next week.
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