ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the team has re-signed defensive tackle John Henderson to a two-year, $8 million contract.
The financial commitment doesn’t seem like much, but it’s probably more than Henderson would’ve gotten on the open market. The declining, 10-year veteran didn’t record a sack last season and missed seven games with stress fracture in his foot. Henderson collected $1 million in 2010.
Owner Al Davis, somehow, found Henderson’s performance worthy of a raise.
Had he been allowed to reach free agency, Henderson likely would’ve only generated minimum salary-type offers with no guaranteed money.
So with Henderson, Seymour, and Routt locked up, and Kamerion Wimbley franchise tagged, the Raiders now have essentially doled out $80.6 million worth of contracts in the matter of nine days.
And none of it will go to Nnamdi Asomugha.