Henderson's practice squad contract with the Eagles expired Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Henderson joined Philadelphia's practice squad in mid-October, but he was never promoted to the 53-man roster despite the team's numerous injuries at running back. The 2017 sixth-round pick appeared in eight games between the Broncos and Jets over the previous two seasons but didn't see game action in 2019.
Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Henderson could be promoted to the Eagles' active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Darren Sproles (hip) is out for the season and Jordan Howard (shoulder) could be sidelined this weekend, leaving the Eagles searching for backfield depth. Henderson signed to Philadelphia's practice squad in mid-October after spending most of the offseason with Minnesota. Former Eagle Jay Ajayi is also scheduled to work out for the team Friday.
The Eagles signed Henderson to the practice squad Monday, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Henderson spent much of the offseason in Minnesota, but he ultimately didn't make the team's final roster. He now lands on the practice squad of an Eagles team which recently placed Corey Clement (shoulder) on injured reserve. If Henderson is able to show well on special teams, he could potentially be promoted to the active roster later in the season.
Henderson was cut by the Vikings on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Henderson failed to find playing time with the Broncos and Jets during his first two seasons, and it does not look like the third time will be the charm in Minnesota. Still, this is not much of a surprise given the Vikings' depth at running back. He could still potentially land on the team's practice squad during the regular season.
Henderson ran for 59 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added a eight-yard catch during Thursday's 27-23 preseason loss to Buffalo. Henderson came into Thursday having been fairly productive this preseason, with 78 yards on 17 carries. He obviously added to that total significantly Thursday while also punching in his first touchdown, a three-yarder early in the fourth quarter. Offensive headman Gary Kubiak is familiar with Henderson from his time in personnel in Denver, but with a full running-back room and no real need at returner, Henderson doesn't have an obvious spot on this team.
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