Redskins part ways with Devery Henderson

AP

When you collect random veteran wide receivers, at some point you have to clear some of them out.

The Redskins just announced they released former Saints wideout Devery Henderson. He was signed in June, and apparently didn’t make much of an impression.

Henderson’s one of those guys who traded on speed and potential forever, as the former second-round pick had some great yards-per-catch years with the Saints (three times topping 20.0 yards per catch, including 24.8 in 2008), but never really transferred that into reliable work as a regular.

Now 31, it might be harder to find a job.

27 responses to “Redskins part ways with Devery Henderson

  1. Word out of camp from Grant Paulson is he looks to have lost a step. Without his speed, this guy is done.

  2. dude’s a heck of a blocker….but yeah….they call the position wide receiver for a reason, so he’s probably done. A great career at LSU and a good one with the Saints with a Super Bowl ring to show for it and a few record breaking balls from Brees. Overwhelming majority of players don’t make it to 31 in the league much less with their reputation still in tact, even much less being such a tremendous role model for the kids in their home town and surrounding areas like Devery has….so if he is done in the NFL I say its a job well done.

  3. Though Devery Henderson was more of a rock solid star rather than a flashy one, he was an unselfish player who gave the Saints many stellar field-stretching years of good blocking, clutch receptions and consistent YPC. To say that he “never really transferred [] into reliable work as a regular” is a wholly inaccurate statement about the contributions he made during his career. Best of luck to him!

  4. Refreshing.

    Bring in and sign veterans at low cost – see what works and who is motivated and then get rid of the dead weight.

    Now if we can get rid of that Hankersore that we drafted – he is weak and unmotivated and has no impact as a receiver. Leonard is just awful and inconsistent.

  5. Halleluiah! He won’t be available for me to dupe myself into picking him up as a bye week receiver for my fantasy team!

  6. Falcons DB’s used to poop their pants anytime they had to line up across from this guy. He was an underrated player for a long time.

  7. If they can sign him at a decent price, I could easily see him back in his old Saints uniform. He brings more to the table than recently signed veterans, Patrick Crayton and Steve Breaston, and he already knows the system.

  8. laserw says: Aug 14, 2013 12:16 PM

    Refreshing.

    Bring in and sign veterans at low cost – see what works and who is motivated and then get rid of the dead weight.

    Now if we can get rid of that Hankersore that we drafted – he is weak and unmotivated and has no impact as a receiver. Leonard is just awful and inconsistent.
    ______________________
    Hi, I’m laserw, I’m a die hard Redskins fan for life, except I hate Robert Griffin, and Brian Orakpo, and Trent Williams, and Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Haslett, the Shanahans, all of the team’s young, developing players, Joe Gibbs, the Hogs, Art Monk, the Washington Metropolitan area, the colors Burgundy and Gold, and other Redskins fans.
    (I’m not a negative person though, love that Haynesworth guy and Vinny Cerrato. I liked that Zorn guy a lot too, what ever happened to him?)

  9. Too bad his career is just about over. I’ve never seen a WR with worse hands work so hard to develop into a dependable receiver. It was truly remarkable to see his transformation. Payton’s patience with this guy really paid off. Instead of using the jugs machine, they made Henderson catch tissues in the breeze and it worked. He was one of the unsung heroes in the SB win over Indy.

  10. Devery did an excellent job with the Saints and pulled through for this team multiple times. Not only is he a good player, but he serves as an excellent role model for young people back in his hometown of Opelousas, Louisiana. Let’s also consider the fact that he has a SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONSHIP under his belt with the team. I doubt seriously that his career is over and we’ll see a lot more of him. The primary reason for the cut from the team was due to the fact that he missed training camp for a week. This was due to the passing of one of his close family members. There’s always a “back story” to events like this that the media doesn’t expose. Good Luck in the future “Boo Boo” we’re rooting for you!

  11. Devery did his thing on the field year in and year out and never complained about anything EVER… Exact opposite of the typical DIVA NFL wideout..

  12. Has anyone noticed how athletic WR Lance Lewis looks? He could be a sleeper for the Skins. Good luck to Devery, he sounds like a good guy.

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