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Erin Henderson | Linebacker | #58

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 244
College: Maryland
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The Jets declined ILB Erin Henderson's $2.6 million option, making him an unrestricted free agent.
He'll officially hit free agency on March 9. Henderson was due a $250,000 roster bonus on Wednesday, but the Jets declined to pay it after mysteriously placing him on the non-football/injury list last October. Turning 31 in July, Henderson's NFL future is entirely unclear. He has a history of alcohol issues. Sat, Feb 25, 2017 09:27:00 PM

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The Jets have until Wednesday to activate ILB Erin Henderson's 2017 option.

Even if they pick up the option, the Jets will not be locked into any financial commitments until March 9, when Henderson is due a $250,000 roster bonus. The decision is tough because Henderson established himself as a starter early in the season before mysteriously being placed on the non-football injury list in late October. Henderson has fought alcohol issues in the past, but the nature of his absence was never revealed. Henderson tweeted that "all is well" in late January, suggesting he is ready to rejoin the team if the Jets decide to keep him.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 09:38:00 AM

Jets placed ILB Erin Henderson (illness) on the NFI list.

It's a surprise after Henderson wasn't listed on the injury report all week. Henderson will miss at least eight games on NFI, making Week 15 his earliest return. With Darron Lee (ankle) out, Bruce Carter will start next to David Harris.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Jets ILB Erin Henderson was forced from New York's Week 2 game against the bills with a left foot injury, and will not return.

Henderson was ruled out after halftime. His led to more snaps for first-rounder Darron Lee. Henderson was spotted in a walking boot after the game.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 10:31:00 PM

Jets ILB Erin Henderson has a "firm grasp" on the starting job.

Henderson was solid in a situational role last year, grading as PFF’s No. 14 inside linebacker. He’s expected to open the year as the starter opposite David Harris. Rookie Darron Lee should replace Henderson in sub packages.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Jets re-signed ILB Erin Henderson to a two-year, $3.1 million contract.

Henderson also drew some interest from Oakland but ultimately chose to stay in East Rutherford. He can earn up to $5 million with incentives. Henderson made the most of his 232 snaps last season, recording 39 tackles while earning PFF's 14th-highest inside linebacker grade. He turns 30 in July.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 04:23:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur reports the Raiders are interested in free agent ILB Erin Henderson.

The Jets also want to re-sign Henderson. Henderson was out of the league in 2014 but rejuvenated his career with the Jets this past year, grading out as PFF's No. 14 inside linebacker despite playing just 232 snaps. He was top-nine against the run after displacing Demario Davis in sub-packages the final month-plus of the season. He'd likely play the MIKE spot in Oakland.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 10:49:00 AM

NJ Advance Media reports the Jets have opened contract negotiations with impending free agent ILB Erin Henderson.

Henderson was out of the league in 2014 after being popped twice for drunk driving in two months. The linebacker got his life back together and played well on a one-year deal with the Jets last season. With Henderson looking likely to return, fellow free agent ILB Demario Davis has likely played his last snap in New York.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Jets agreed to terms with LB Erin Henderson, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.

Going on 29, Henderson was cut by the Vikings last offseason after getting arrested for drunk driving twice in two months. He spent 2014 out of the league, but has apparently gotten his life together. Along with Jamari Lattimore, Henderson will provide depth behind Demario Davis and David Harris.
Source: NJ.com
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Free agent LB Erin Henderson will visit the Jets.

He left San Francisco without signing a contract. The Niners have since shifted their attention to Lance Briggs, who is visiting the team on Monday. Demario Davis and David Harris aren't in danger of losing their jobs, so adding Henderson would merely be a depth signing for the Jets. Teams have been hesitant to reach out to Henderson because of his two drunk driving arrests.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 09:51:00 AM

The 49ers have scheduled a visit with free agent LB Erin Henderson.

Henderson, who was out of the league last season following a drunk driving arrest, held a private workout on Sunday. Apparently the Niners liked what they saw as Henderson will visit the team on Wednesday. Henderson auditioned for Kansas City earlier this offseason but the Chiefs didn't bite. The 49ers are desperate for linebacker help after losing Chris Borland and Patrick Willis to unexpected retirements.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Free agent LB Erin Henderson worked out for the Chiefs last Friday.

Going on 29, Henderson was suspended the first four games of 2014 for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, and proceeded to go unsigned. Capable of playing both inside and out, Henderson should eventually get a second chance.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 06:32:00 PM

NFL suspended free agent LB Erin Henderson four games.

The ex-Viking has been popped for drunk driving twice in the past year. He claims he's sobered up. Cut by the Vikings in February, Henderson hasn't generated a lick of interest on the open market. Now 28, Henderson started 12 games last season.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Free agent LB Erin Henderson spent a month in rehab earlier this offseason.

Henderson was released by the Vikings after getting arrested for DUI twice in six weeks. He believes he turned a corner in rehab. "When I look back on it, I realize that's not living," Henderson said of his alcohol addiction. "That's not life. ... Life is not meant to just be coasted through." Although Henderson is far from out of the woods off the field, he should get another chance on it. Capable of playing both the middle and outside, Henderson turns 28 in July.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Vikings released LB Erin Henderson.

Henderson didn't have a bad 2013 season on the field, seeing action at both middle and strong-side linebacker, but has been arrested for DUI twice since November, and cutting him saves Minnesota $2.1 million in salary cap space. Look for Henderson to draw interest in free agency, perhaps from Tampa Bay. He's a scheme fit for Lovie Smith's defense and has lots of history with new Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Henderson turns 28 in July.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 03:23:00 PM

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