Travis Henry can, but probably won’t, play in the NFL again

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The good news for Travis Henry is that the NFL has given the go-ahead for his planned return to action. The bad news for Henry is that if he wants to return to the NFL, he still needs to get one of the 32 teams to offer him a contract.

Henry, who has been suspended since 2008 and spent three years in prison for cocaine trafficking, was reinstated by the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. He’s now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team.

But while Henry has said he wants to play again, it seems unlikely that any team would want to take a shot at him. Henry will turn 34 in October, and there aren’t many running backs in their mid-30s who have been out of action for four years who are able to come back and play at a high level again.

So Henry, who looked like one of the most promising young running backs in the league when he ran for a total of 2,794 yards in 2002-03 with the Bills, is probably done playing football.

23 responses to “Travis Henry can, but probably won’t, play in the NFL again

  1. So Henry, who looked like one of the most promising young running backs in the league when he ran for a total of 2,794 yards in 2002-03 with the Bills, is probably done playing football.

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    Really?! Ya think?!

  2. I swaer, had no idea all that happened to him. Thought he just retired. He should go to the CFL or UFL if he wants a real shot…he was a bruiser in his youth.

  3. I believe Mr. Henry is Antonio Cromartie-esque in his ability to procreate with various women. Of course if he was in prison for 3 years then he’s already defaulted. It’s a Travis-ty.

  4. I believe Mr. Henry is Antonio Cromartie-esque in his ability to procreate with various women. Of course if he was in prison for 3 years then he’s already defaulted. It’s a Travis-ty.
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    First off, I hate puns, but that was good, I’ll give you that.

    But point being: Cromartie is Travis Henry-esque in his massive collection of offspring, not the other way round. Henry was there first, and has more kids. Plus, he did it on a smaller salary. The champ is back.

    Well by “back”, I mean that if a team’s first, second, and third string tailbacks are all injured in a horrific accident, some GM might consider the possibility of bringing Henry in for a tryout, but the next morning when he’s sober he’ll realize he doesn’t have time to waste like that.

  5. I understand age is an important factor, but, if he’s been out of the game for three years, his body isn’t as beat up as a player that’s been in the NFL the past three seasons. If his speed is in tact, why not sign him? Everyone deserves a chance, I know it sounds cliche, but, it’s true.

  6. I can’t help noticing that a lot of you seem to take an inordinate delight in the troubles of other people.

    After looking at the picture of they guy I can’t help wondering how brave you would be if you were within range of his fists.

  7. Let the wage garnishment begin! This man will never get a full paycheck in his life, he will bounce around from job to job until the state starts taking part of his check and he will die in debt to his baby mamas.

    Unless of course he sells drugs, he will get to keep 100% then.

    What do you think is going to happen?

  8. Well….he IS a tad long in the tooth, but on the upside, one or two of his baby mamma’s kids MUST be old enough to enter the draft and support the families, including Travis!!

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