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DeAngelo Henderson

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #33
Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #33

DeAngelo Henderson News

Practice squad deal expires

Henderson's practice squad contract with the Eagles expired Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 13, 2020 8:59 PM EST


Could join 53-man roster

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.

Analysis: 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 in Minnesota. Former-Eagle Jay Ajayi also has a workout with the team Friday.

Nov 15, 2019 7:46 AM EST



Joins practice squad

The Eagles signed Henderson to the practice squad Monday, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: 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.

Oct 14, 2019 12:14 PM EST


Let go by Vikings

Henderson was released by the Vikings on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Henderson failed to find playing time with the Broncos and Jets during his first two seasons, and it does not look like 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.

Aug 31, 2019 6:27 AM EST


Finds the end zone

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.

Analysis: 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.

Aug 29, 2019 7:12 PM EST



Returns to action

Henderson (ankle) had 10 carries for 36 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

Analysis: Henderson was held out of practice most of last week due to a sprained ankle, but it doesn't look like a serious issue. He still faces an uphill battle to make the final roster as he's likely behind Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah in the competition for the No. 3 running back role.

Aug 25, 2019 8:19 AM EST


Back at practice Thursday

Henderson (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Henderson was held out of practice most of the week due to a sprained ankle. It's unclear if he returned in limited fashion or if he was a full go on Thursday.

Aug 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST


Nursing sprained ankle

Henderson did not practice Sunday due to a sprained ankle, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Henderson rushed seven times for 42 years in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, but it is unclear if that is when he suffered the injury. Regardless, Henderson should be considered day-to-day, but with a sprained ankle it wouldn't be surprising if the tailback missed a couple more practices.

Aug 11, 2019 7:43 PM EST


Impressive first preseaon game

Henderson had seven carries for 42 yards in Friday's preseason win over New Orleans.

Analysis: Henderson faces an uphill battle to win a roster spot as the Vikings may carry just three running backs and the top two spots (Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) are likely set. With Ameer Abdullah likely to win the kick return job, Henderson will need to beat out Mike Boone and hope the Vikings keep more running backs.

Aug 11, 2019 8:49 AM EST


Claimed by Minnesota

The Vikings claimed Henderson off waivers Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Henderson was waived by the Jets on Tuesday after spending most of 2018 on their practice squad. He'll need to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster in Minnesota, where the backfield depth chart contains Alexander Mattison, Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah behind Dalvin Cook. The Vikings waived Roc Thomas (suspension) on Monday.

Jul 24, 2019 1:23 PM EST


Cut loose by Jets

The Jets are cutting Henderson, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 2017 sixth-round pick had an uneventful rookie season in Denver and spent most of 2018 on the Jets' practice squad. His chances to earn a spot on the 53-man roster took a big hit in June when the Jets re-signed Bilal Powell.

Jul 23, 2019 6:43 AM EST


Pushing McGuire for reps

Henderson worked ahead of Trenton Cannon during OTAs and eventually stole some reps from Elijah McGuire, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Jets signed Le'Veon Bell, Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell during the offseason, likely leaving four or five young players to compete for the No. 4 running back spot. Henderson was selected by Denver in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft and spent most of 2018 on the Jets' practice squad. He'll need to continue his strong work throughout the summer in order to stick around for another season.

Jul 10, 2019 7:08 AM EST


Remains with Jets

Henderson signed his exclusive rights free agent tender with the Jets on Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Henderson appeared in only three games with the Jets in 2018 and had two carries for 19 yards. The 26-year-old appears to be the No. 4 running back with Le'Veon Bell and Elijah McGuire locked into the top-two roles, while Trenton Cannon appears to have the inside track for the No. 3 role.

Apr 2, 2019 9:50 PM EST


Sticking with Jets for 2019

The Jets are extending a tender to Henderson, an exclusive rights free agent, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Henderson will stick around in New York to compete for a roster spot after spending most of 2018 on the team's practice squad. The 2017 sixth-round pick was released by the Broncos in early September, losing out to rookie sensation Phillip Lindsay in a battle for the final running back spot alongside Devontae Booker and Royce Freeman. The Jets backfield figures to look much different in 2019, with Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell (neck) potentially getting replaced by free agents and/or draft picks. Powell is scheduled for unrestricted free agency, while Crowell is a candidate to be released during the offseason.

Mar 4, 2019 9:01 AM EST


Rushes for just 19 yards

Henderson had just two carries for 19 yards across two games in 2018.

Analysis: Henderson spent much of the season on the Jets' practice squad, and when active he saw only three offensive snaps. He's yet to see much action in his first two seasons and will likely need to showcase value on special teams in order to carve out a roster spot in 2019.

Jan 17, 2019 4:17 PM EST


Rejoins Jets

Henderson was promoted to the Jets' 53-man roster Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Henderson had a brief stint on the Jets' active roster earlier this season but has otherwise been on the team's practice squad. The 26-year-old provides depth at running back with Isaiah Crowell (toe) on injured reserve and Trenton Cannon (toe) questionable for Saturday's game against the Texans.

Dec 14, 2018 8:39 AM EST


Back on Jets' practice squad

Henderson re-signed to the Jets' practice squad Wednesday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Henderson got the boot last week to make room for Elijah McGuire last week, but he will remain with the Jets as a member of the team's practice squad. Additional injuries to the running back position could lead to his promotion to the active roster once again.

Nov 7, 2018 9:51 AM EST


Let go by Jets

Henderson was waived by the Jets on Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Henderson was promoted from the Jets' practice squad last week but Elijah McGuire (foot) is set to return from injured reserve, ending the current need for an additional running back. Henderson could return to the team's practice squad, assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Nov 2, 2018 12:32 PM EST


Signs with Jets

Henderson was promoted to the Jets' 53-man roster Saturday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Henderson was released at roster cutdowns at the start of September by the Broncos and has since been on the Jets' practice squad. The 25-year-old should slot in as the team's No. 3 running back behind Isaiah Crowell and Trenton Cannon, but may not have an extended stay with the team as Elijah McGuire is eligible to return off injured reserve in Week 9.

Oct 27, 2018 2:50 PM EST


Rejoins Jets' practice squad

Henderson agreed to sign with the Jets' practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Henderson was cut from Gang Green's practice squad just yesterday, but has rejoined the unit following the placement of Harvey Langi on injured reserve. The 2017 sixth-round pick will continue to work towards earning a potential depth role on the Jets' 53-man roster.

Oct 18, 2018 9:14 AM EST


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