Henry (knee) will be on the PUP list to start the season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Henry tore an ACL on May 22 and is an extreme long shot to play this season, but the Chargers aren't quite ready to shut the door on the possibility. There's a good chance he's moved to injured reserve at some point, as even a deep playoff run would put him at just eight months removed from the initial injury. The Chargers are left with one of the weaker TE groups in the league, led by offseason acquisition Virgil Green.
Henry (knee) has been placed on the PUP list, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Henry tore the ACL in his right knee in May and will eventually be placed on injured reserve. He should have plenty of time to get healthy before Week 1 of 2019, at which point he'll step back in as the Chargers' No. 1 tight end. In the meantime, the Chargers are left with an uninspired group, though Antonio Gates may eventually be re-signed to help the situation.
It has been confirmed that Henry, who tore his right ACL on Tuesday, is slated to undergo season-ending surgery, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Henry, who caught 45 passes (on 63 targets) for 579 yards and four TDs in 14 games last season, appeared poised for an uptick in production this year, with the team's intentions to move on from veteran tight end Antonio Gates, who logged 52 targets in 2017. In the wake of Henry's injury, however, it's conceivable that Gates could return to Los Angeles after all. Moreover, the likes of Julius Thomas, Coby Fleener and Marcedes Lewis, among others, are available in free agency. Offseason acquisition Virgil Green is on hand, but he profiles more as a blocker, thus it seems inevitable that the Chargers will add a tight end with pass-catching prowess to the mix, in short order.
Henry tore his ACL in OTAs on Tuesday and will miss the 2018 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Though Schefter noted Henry and the club will seek a second opinion Wednesday, Schefter's source says Henry will not suit up this coming season. After snagging 12 touchdown passes over his first two seasons, Henry was headed for an uptick in responsibility after Antonio Gates wasn't re-signed. Henry and Gates split snaps the last two years, and Henry was targeted 4.4 times per game in 2017, compared to 3.3 targets for Gates. The No. 35 pick from the 2016 draft projected to be a top TE in the fantasy realm due to his larger role, but now the Chargers will be stuck scrambling for a replacement. Schefter added that Los Angeles might consider re-signing Gates to help fill the void. Blocking specialist Virgil Green appears to be atop the depth chart at the moment.
The No. 35 pick from the 2016 draft, Henry was one of the most efficient tight ends in the league on a per-target basis while splitting snaps with Gates the past two seasons. The 23-year-old has parlayed 117 targets into 81 catches for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns in 29 career games, essentially posting a single-season Rob Gronkowski stat line over the course of two years. With Gates replaced by blocking specialist Virgil Green in the Chargers' tight end room, Henry figures to notice at least a slight uptick from last year's marks of 42.7 snaps and 4.5 targets per game. The 37-year-old Gates accounted for 31.3 snaps and 3.3 targets per game last season, despite looking like his age had finally caught up to him. Henry would push for high-end TE1 status if he were to maintain his impressive efficiency while taking on a sizable chunk of Gates' old workload. Henry is fully recovered from the kidney laceration that ended his 2017 campaign after Week 15.
|6||10/14/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|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|