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26 Apr 2010

Jags Release John Henderson

After buying in bulk on defensive tackles during the draft, the Jaguars have released defensive tackle John Henderson.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 26 Apr 2010

14 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2010, 3:27pm by BywaterBrat

Comments

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by inkt2002 :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 10:49am

Niners will pick him up.

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by Tim Wilson :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 11:04am

Really? As a backup NT? Or as an out-of-position 3-4 DE? Seems a waste of Henderson, who has excelled in a 4-3 scheme in the past.

I understand that Henderson was perhaps overpaid for his contribution level, but, like Flozell Adams who was cut for similar reasons, it seems like he's still a pretty good player who could really upgrade some of the weaker DLs in the league, no? (I'm thinking of places like St. Louis and perhaps Atlanta)

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by oi! (not verified) :: Tue, 04/27/2010 - 2:50pm

Atlanta would seem like a strong possibility. There's some evidence that the Jacksonville defensive players really liked Mike Smith, as a number of them have moved to Atlanta after being released at least in part due to "attitude issues".

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by Sophandros :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 11:07am

I wonder how well he got along with Gregg Williams when the two were in Jax, and whether he wants to play for Williams again...

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by poboy :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 11:31am

I was just thinking that...

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by BywaterBrat :: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 3:27pm

My thoughts exactly, woudl be great for the Saints to put him in situationally and knock Ellis around in practice.

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by alexbond :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 11:41am

Obligatory Youtube about John Henderson's pregame ritual, being slapped. I love his post-slap ranting - "We gon' make blood come out they mouth!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa1lY--7H-g

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by Tim Wilson :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 12:15pm

Love the commentary at the end of the video:

Eisen: Marshall, have you ever seen a pregame ritual where one man asks another man to slap him hard across the face?

Faulk: I have not, Rich.

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by Jimmy :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:40pm

That is awesome. I have always thought this guy was fantastic but seeing that makes me really root for the guy. I would love the Bears to sign this guy.

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by tuluse :: Tue, 04/27/2010 - 12:10am

It's like a real life Terry Tate. The pain-train's coming, woo-woo

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by Bobman :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:46pm

Because saying good-bye to their last giant DT was so successful...

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by Theo :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:50pm

Seen him play. He does nothing special.

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by Ryan D. (not verified) :: Tue, 04/27/2010 - 6:51pm

The Panthers can always use a decent DT.

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by Crushinator :: Wed, 04/28/2010 - 1:23pm

Really, really dislike this call. Rookie D-linemen always seem to struggle in their first year. Henderson's best days are behind him, but I think this is one of those positions where a solid veteran can be really helpful while the new guys get acclimated.