Henderson was promoted to the Bengals' 53-man roster Saturday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Henderson was unable to make the season-opening roster but stuck with the team on the practice squad, and he'll now get a chance on the active roster. The 24-year-old went undrafted out of Hawaii in 2018 and is looking to make his NFL debut.
The Bengals placed Henderson (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.
Henderson had a solid preseason, making one tackle for a loss and one sack in the finale. The undrafted rookie was expected to win the starting safety position, but now he'll likely be out for the season unless he reaches an injury settlement with Cincinnati.
Henderson appeared to blow out his knee while returning an interception in the Bengals' preseason finale against the Colts on Thursday, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Henderson had been on the verge of winning a roster spot over Brandon Wilson at safety prior to the injury, too. An undrafted rookie, Henderson would likely settle for an injury settlement or sign with the practice squad if this injury is as serious as it looks.
Henderson (ribs) made four tackles -- one for a loss -- and one sack in Sunday's 26-13 preseason win over the Bills.
The undrafted rookie is vying for a depth roster spot, and he made a good case Sunday. He'll likely have to ball out again during Thursday's exhibition finale in order to secure a role, which would likely be on special teams when the regular season arrives.
Henderson sustained a rib injury in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, Jay Morrison of the Cox Media Group reports.
Henderson is on the bubble for a roster spot, so any extended absence could seriously hurt his chances of making the Bengals' 53-man squad. The rookie recorded two solo tackles before leaving the game.
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