John Henderson is about to leave the only team he’s ever played for.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jacksonville will release Henderson today.
The Jaguars had been shopping Henderson in a trade, and Schefter
reports that the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants had expressed
some interest. But now he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
The Jaguars used their top two draft picks on defensive tackles, which made it clear that they wanted to get younger at the position. Henderson had two years and $11 million left on his contract.
The 31-year-old Henderson was drafted by the Jaguars in 2002 and has been a starter on their defensive line ever since. He has missed only four games in eight seasons, but now he’ll have to find a new trainer to slap him in the face every Sunday.