Henderson's (undisclosed) contract option for the 2017 season has been declined by the Jets, making him a free agent, Connor Hughes of NJ.com reports. Henderson's release will create over $2.5 million in cap space for the Jets. After posting 45 tackles and forcing two fumbles in his 2015 return to the league, Henderson managed 21 stops in five games before being placed on the non-football injury list this past season. With Henderson out of the picture, 2016 first-rounder Darron Lee is now cemented as a starter at inside linebacker for New York.
Henderson has been placed on the Non-Football Injury list, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. It has not yet been determined why Henderson was placed on the list, but the list works like the IR, meaning the linebacker is likely done for the year. With fellow linebacker Darron Lee also out with injury, Bruce Carter figures to take on a big role against the Ravens on Sunday.
Henderson (foot) practiced in full on Wednesday, NJ.com reports. Henderson was sidelined for the Jets' Week 3 bout against the Chiefs after missing each practice throughout the week. Now back in action, he's expected to return for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks.
Henderson (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Henderson suffered a sprained joint in his foot during Week 2's matchup against the Bills and isn't yet ready to return to action. Expect Darron Lee to fill Henderson's role as the Jets' starting middle linebacker opposite David Harris.
Henderson (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Henderson was unable to practice this week but the team is still holding out hope that he can play against Kansas City. His MRI last week suggested that he should be able to play through the injury but his practice participation suggests otherwise. Look for Darron Lee to see extra time if Henderson is held out or limited.