Darrell Henderson

Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #8
Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #8

Darrell Henderson News

Misses practice, listed as questionable

Henderson is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after missing practice Friday due to an illness.

Analysis: Fellow running back Travis Etienne (foot) is also listed as questionable, but trending toward active status after logging limited practices this week. Per Demetrius Harveyof the Florida Times-Union, coach Dog Pederson indicated that Henderson would likely be inactive on game day if Etienne is available, as the newcomer "continues to grow and learn the (Jaguars') offense." With that in mind, JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner figure to handle change-of-pace duties Sunday, assuming Etienne suits up versus Detroit.

Dec 2, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Not suiting up Sunday

Henderson (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rams on Wednesday, but he won't suit up for the Jags after spending only a couple days with the team. Henderson should serve as the top backup to Travis Etienne once he's learned the offense, but JaMychal Hasty will remain in that role Sunday.

Nov 27, 2022 9:09 AM EST

Not expected to play Sunday

Coach Doug Pederson relayed Friday that Henderson isn't in line to play Sunday against the Ravens, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

Analysis: The running back is still in the process of learning Jacksonville's offense, so it appears as though his debut with the team won't occur until Week 13 against the Lions. On the plus side, Henderson, who dealt with a knee issue in Week 11 -- does not appear on the Jaguars' injury report this week. Once he's up to speed to the offense, however, look for Henderson to carve out a key complementary role behind top back Travis Etienne.

Nov 25, 2022 9:50 AM EST

Claimed on waivers

The Jaguars have claimed Henderson off waivers from the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Henderson, who was leading the Rams with 283 rushing yards through 10 games, was waived Tuesday, but he's quickly found a new landing spot. Per Sarah Barshop of ESPN, the running back dealt with a knee issue in Week 11, but by Monday reportedly felt fine. Once Henderson is up to speed with the Jaguars' playbook, he figures to carve out a complementary/change-of-pace role behind clear-cut top back Travis Etienne.

Nov 23, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Cut loose by Rams

The Rams waived Henderson (knee) on Tuesday.

Analysis: One day removed from coach Sean McVay explaining away Henderson's lack of usage during Sunday's loss at New Orleans as a knee issue from pregame, the Rams now may be moving on from the fourth-year pro. There's a chance this is a procedural move, and the team will sign Henderson back to the practice squad if he clears waivers. But any team can claim him by Wednesday's deadline, so he could find himself with a different organization in the near future.

Nov 22, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Dealing with knee injury

Coach Sean McVay said Monday that Henderson "felt a little something in his knee" before Sunday's loss at New Orleans, which limited him to two carries and four offensive snaps, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Henderson started Sunday and handled the first two carries of the game, but he received no touches thereafter as rookie Kyren Williams and Cam Akers got the rest of the Rams' running back reps. Overall, Williams logged 35 of 64 plays on offense en route to eight touches for 44 yards from scrimmage, while Akers notched 25 snaps and 14 carries for 61 yards. With an injury confirmed for Henderson, his status will be monitored this week to get a sense of his availability for Sunday's contest at Kansas City.

Nov 21, 2022 3:01 PM EST

Just two touches

Henderson rushed twice for nine yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Henderson was the tertiary rushing option out of the backfield on Sunday, with just four offensive snaps. With Cam Akers and Kyren Williams combining for 21 rushing attempts for 97 yards, Henderson appears to be the odd man out in this three-headed running back committee since Williams' return from an ankle injury. A Week 12 showdown with a Chiefs defense that has proven stingy against the run will make it even more difficult to trust the veteran running back.

Nov 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Gets into end zone in loss

Henderson carried the ball six times for 21 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: The TD salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective, but the Rams' backfield featured a three-way split of the workload between Henderson, Cam Akers and Kyren Williams, and none of them saw more than seven touches. Without more volume, it will be tough for any of the trio to produce useful numbers on a consistent basis, making them all risky options in Week 11 against the Saints.

Nov 13, 2022 8:49 PM EST

Leading rusher in Sunday's loss

Henderson carried the ball 12 times for 56 yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: His numbers were modest, but Henderson was by far the most effective option in the Rams backfield as Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown combined for 12 yards on seven carries. With the team's offensive line struggling though, it will be tough for any Los Angeles RB to produce useful fantasy numbers, even in Week 10 against an Arizona defense that's allowed a 100-yard rusher in back-to-back games.

Nov 6, 2022 6:49 PM EST

Just six touches in loss

Henderson (illness) rushed four times for 16 yards and hauled in both of his targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Henderson was able to suit up after dealing with an illness during practice this week. The 25-year-old was expected to lead a depleted Rams backfield, but he finished with less touches than Ronnie Rivers (15) and just one more than Malcolm Brown (5/10/0). With Cam Akers (personal) sidelined and seeking a trade, the Rams' running back situation is one best left alone until someone steps up and grabs the vacant lead role. For now, we have to consider Henderson as one part of an unappealing committee situation heading into a matchup against Tampa Bay next Sunday.

Oct 30, 2022 7:02 PM EST

Cleared from injury report

Henderson (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson was sick earlier in the week, missing practice Wednesday and returning as a limited participant Thursday. He then closed out the week with a full practice, setting him up to lead the Rams backfield against a tough 49ers defense this Sunday. With Cam Akers (personal) held out again and facing an uncertain future, the Rams figure rely on Henderson as their starter and Malcolm Brown as the No. 2 back. There has been talk of the team trading away Akers and seeking a replacement, but that won't interfere with Henderson's Week 8 workload.

Oct 28, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Limited in return to practice

Henderson (illness) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Analysis: One day removed from sitting out of drills entirely due to an illness, Henderson unsurprisingly returned to the field with a cap on his reps Thursday. With Cam Akers (personal) away from the team for the time being, a healthy and active Henderson is the Rams' top running back, but first he'll need to ditch his designation ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers, which may happen as soon as the release of Friday's injury report.

Oct 27, 2022 4:54 PM EST

Back at practice Thursday

Henderson (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Absent Wednesday due to an illness, Henderson was able to mix back into drills in some capacity one day later, which bodes well for his availability as the Rams prepare for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers. His activity level Thursday will reveal where his health stands at the moment.

Oct 27, 2022 2:02 PM EST

Dealing with illness

Henderson didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson wasn't spotted on the field for the media-access portion of Wednesday's session, and the reason for his absence now is known. With Cam Akers (personal) also not slated to practice this week, Malcolm Brown was the only running back on the active roster taking part, while Kyren Williams (ankle) joined him after the Rams designated him for return from IR on Wednesday. Henderson will have two more days to return to drills before the team potentially gives him a designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Oct 26, 2022 4:10 PM EST

Not seen at practice

Henderson isn't on the field for the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: An injury coming out of the bye week would be the latest interesting development in a Rams backfield that remains without Cam Akers (personal) and saw rookie Kyren Williams (ankle) designated Wednesday to return from injured reserve. It's possible Henderson is simply being rested or dealing with a minor injury; the Wednesday injury report should provide some idea once the Rams are finished practicing.

Oct 26, 2022 3:01 PM EST

Finds end zone in win

Henderson carried the ball 12 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: With Cam Akers (personal) seemingly on his way out of town, Henderson sits unchallenged at the top of the Rams' depth chart, but his first start as the clear No. 1 was unproductive until he punched in a two-yard score midway through the fourth quarter to ice the game. The team's offensive line issues will cap his upside, but Henderson should at least see steady touch volume on the other side of the Rams' Week 7 bye.

Oct 16, 2022 5:28 PM EST

Leading role likely awaits

Henderson is expected to serve as the Rams' lead back Sunday against the Panthers with Cam Akers (personal) having been ruled out for the Week 6 game, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Head coach Sean McVay declined to go in specifics regarding why Akers didn't practice with the team Thursday or Friday, nor did McVay give a direct answer regarding Akers' status with the team moving forward. At least for Week 6, Akers' absence should pave the way for Henderson to handle a larger share of the backfield work after the latter had typically operated as a change-of-pace option while handling snap shares between 50 and 60 percent in each of the past three weeks. In addition to remaining the Rams' top pass-catching option out of the backfield, Henderson should take on more of Akers' vacated early-down work, though veteran Malcolm Brown could also take on a portion of those duties. Regardless, Henderson's expected increase in usage looks like it could be enough to make him a viable starting running back or flex option in the majority of fantasy leagues during Week 6.

Oct 14, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Four receptions in loss

Henderson caught four of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Despite being on the field for nearly double the amount of snaps as Cam Akers on Sunday, Henderson only logged a single rushing attempt on the day, and that was negated by an offensive holding penalty on Ben Skowronek. The Rams used Henderson as a receiving back for the majority of his time on the field, and while the results weren't inspiring, Akers struggled as well, turning his 13 rushing attempts into a paltry 33 yards. Week 6 brings relief in the form of a Panthers team that just gave up 199 scrimmage yards and three TDs to 49ers running backs Jeff Wilson and Tevin Coleman.

Oct 10, 2022 12:42 PM EST

Out-touches Akers 10-8 on MNF

Henderson rushed seven times for 27 yards and caught three of four targets for 12 yards in Monday's 24-9 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Cam Akers got the start but mustered just 13 scrimmage yards on eight carries and one target. Henderson appears to be the team's running back of choice when negative game scripts lead to more passing situations, and that could be the case in Week 5 against a Cowboys team that's riding a three-game winning streak.

Oct 3, 2022 8:46 PM EST

Only four touches

Henderson rushed four times for 17 yards and failed to bring in his only target during Sunday's 20-12 victory against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Henderson's role in what looked to be a timeshare with Cam Akers diminished even further against Arizona, as while both players were on the field for 24 of the Rams' 48 offensive snaps, Akers received triple the amount of rushing touches and turned them into 61 yards and a touchdown. The lack of receptions from Henderson in the past two weeks is a troubling trend, as after a five-catch game in Week 1, he hasn't been targeted since. Akers did cough up the ball in a key spot in the fourth quarter, however, so Henderson may be in line for more opportunities as the Rams head to San Francisco for Week 4.

Sep 26, 2022 8:14 AM EST

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