Panthers finalizing trade for CJ Henderson

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The Panthers lost first-round pick Jaycee Horn for months when he broke his foot in last Thursday’s win over the Texans and they’re making a move to replace him in the lineup on Monday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers are finalizing a trade with the Jaguars that will bring cornerback CJ Henderson to Carolina. The Panthers will be trading tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round pick to Jacksonville and the Jags will send a fifth-round pick back with Henderson.

Henderson was the ninth overall pick of the 2020 draft and made eight starts as a rookie before being placed on injured reserve. He started the first two games of this season, but did not play against Arizona on Sunday due to a groin injury. Henderson also missed time during camp while dealing with personal issues.

There was word this summer about the Saints showing interest in a deal for Henderson, but nothing came of those discussions. Things went further with the Panthers and Henderson is now set to move to the NFC South for the rest of his second NFL season.

19 responses to “Panthers finalizing trade for CJ Henderson

  1. The Jags may end up with the 1st overall pick 2 years in a row but the NY teams will give them stiff competition.

    Crazy that they gave up on Henderson already.

  2. Why is Detroit not in on this. The need CBs with the human torch Okuda out and it’s a weak position group right now IMO.

  3. Great trade for the Panthers. It fills a key hole created by injury to Horn. A third and Arnold for a former first rounder who actually looked good last year is a steal. Is Urban Meyer the new Bill O’Brien?

  4. I wonder if this move is partly due to Dante Jackson coming up for a big contract. Trade lesser capital for a cornerback with riding the rookie contract.

  5. “ texansfan82 says:
    September 27, 2021 at 10:33 am
    Tell me that you made a terrible draft pick without telling me you made a terrible draft pick.”

    Usually it starts with “the Jacksonville Jaguars select…”

  6. A 3rd and a below average TE for a top 10 pick in last year’s draft plus a fifth? It is easy to see why the Jaguars have lost 18 in a row.

  7. You just know that these guys who get plucked off of losings teams to go to a winning team are just the happiest they can be!

  8. Danielle K says:
    September 27, 2021 at 11:08 am

    “ texansfan82 says:
    September 27, 2021 at 10:33 am
    Tell me that you made a terrible draft pick without telling me you made a terrible draft pick.”

    Usually it starts with “the Jacksonville Jaguars select…”
    ===============================
    Actually the Jags usually draft well but the pick forces a trade within year or two just to get away from the organization at all costs.

  9. Henderson is talented, though he has had some issues. Not sure why the Jags give up on some players this quick. You have a player on a rookie deal. Let is play out.

  10. The #9 pick from a year ago gone already? More evidence as to why the Rams strategy of trading out 1st round picks for established superstars is the way to go. 1st round picks panning out is 50/50 at best, just look at all the vaunted 1st round QB’s of the past 5-7 years who are all on different teams for cheap or out of the NFL.

    The idea that draft picks are the most valuable commodity in football is a MYTH.

  11. Sometimes a players makeup and off field issues cause problems. He was one of those guys that would have been better served not being drafted so close to the campus at UF.

  12. All-American Voltron says:

    The #9 pick from a year ago gone already? More evidence as to why the Rams strategy of trading out 1st round picks for established superstars is the way to go. 1st round picks panning out is 50/50 at best, just look at all the vaunted 1st round QB’s of the past 5-7 years who are all on different teams for cheap or out of the NFL.

    Back in the 70s Washington routinely traded their first round pick for an established starter. They didn’t have a single first round pick in the decade of the 70s. The one I remember most was trading for Dave Butz but they also traded for Joe Theisman in 1976. That seemed to work out. The rest of the guys weren’t anything special. You can’t do that these days now though with the salary cap. You need young players on their rookie deals to balance out the high-priced players.

    I’m just amazed at this trade though. The #9 pick in 2020 and they traded him (and a 5th round pick) for an undrafted TE who has seven catches and a 3rd round pick? It’s not like the Jags are loaded at CB anyway. Yet another example of a terrible first-round pick for the Jags. The usually do well in later rounds even though they did draft a punter in the 2nd round once. But, the Jags will be the Jags. That’s why they hired Baalke as their GM…just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.

  13. The Jaguars actually had to go to Henderson’s house and get him to come to training camp this year.

  14. Urban says “every week in the NFL is like playing Alabama.” but when teams play Jax they all say “That was like playing the Jets.”

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