Cleared to suit up less than eight months after tearing the ACL in his right knee, Henry was only able to contribute in a minimal capacity. Fellow tight ends Antonio Gates (44) and Virgil Green (21) both earned more snaps, even though the Chargers' pass-heavy game script would have typically favored Henry. The limited usage in a win-or-go-home game suggests Henry still hasn't fully recovered from knee surgery, but he should be closer to 100 percent health by the time OTAs begin in the spring. With Gates likely headed for retirement and Green offering most of his impact as a blocker, expect Henry to re-emerge as one of the Chargers' top pass-catching threats in 2019.
Henry (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Patriots.
Henry, who is bouncing back from surgery to repair his ACL back in May, will thus make his season debut for the Chargers on Sunday. Prior to suffering his injury, the 24-year-old displayed plenty of promise as a pass catcher, and his return to the mix gives QB Philip Rivers another option in the passing game. Given his lengthy absence, Henry figures to be on a "pitch count" Sunday, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him get some red zone looks in his return to action, with Virgil Green and Antonio Gates also on hand to absorb tight end snaps that don't go to Henry.
Henry (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Official confirmation of his status will arrive upon the release of the Chargers' inactives in advance of the team's 1:05 ET contest, but it appears as though Henry, who has been recovering from a torn right ACL that he suffered back in May, will make his season debut Sunday. In such a scenario, he'll provide QB Philip Rivers with another pass-catching weapon, but it's expected that the tight end will be on some sort of "pitch count" in his return to action.
Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round game in New England, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
The Chargers activated Henry from the PUP list Monday, which marked the final day of the 21-day window in which to evaluate him and make sure right knee could handle game action. Clearly, the team still has some questions regarding the stability of that knee, despite handling every practice rep thrown his way this week. Expect a decision on his availability to become clear with the release of inactives about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:05 PM ET kickoff. Whether or not Henry suits up, Virgil Green and Antonio Gates are on hand to man tight end for the Chargers.
Prior to suffering a torn ACL back in May, Henry was viewed as an ascending talent at the tight end position. Now that he's back in the mix, he'll look to regain that momentum, but it's unclear how much work he'll see in Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots. With coach Anthony Lynn having already indicated that Henry will likely be on some sort of pitch count in his return to game action, the 24-year-old pass catcher is a speculative play in fantasy playoff contests.
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||10||36||478||13.3||59||8||7||1||30|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||13||45||579||12.9||34||4||8||0||32|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|