Erin Henderson re-signed with the New York Jets on Thursday.
Henderson played well toward the end of last season, including an 11-tackle performance against the Bills in Week 17, and while he could be in line for regular playing time next season, there is still a lot that can happen before training camp.
Henderson suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason loss to the Lions. He will be out for a week because of the setback.
Last season, Henderson recorded 112 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 14 games.
A knee injury caused
For a guy not even guaranteed a roster spot out of training camp,
He wants to be in the running for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
The seeds of his motivation were planted on New Year's Day of 2014 as he sat in a holding cell in suburban Minneapolis, where he had been arrested on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession following a single-car crash. It was his second arrest in six weeks. And he had plenty of time as he fretted all alone to think about his life and the future.
"I'd never been to prison before," he told ESPN. "I sat there that night ... you're in there by yourself and you have a lot of time to think about things and figure out which direction you want to go. Coach [Leslie] Frazier always used to tell us, 'Tell me your vision, and I'll show your future.' That night, I decided to change my vision."
Henderson checked into rehab and eventually signed a one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Jets. Not a cent is guaranteed. He understands that his second chance could be his last chance. And he's driven.
"I have it in my mind to become one of the comeback players or at least be in the conversation," he said. "I think it's an interesting story and I think there are lot of people out there who are suffering from similar things and maybe I can be an inspiration to them."
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