The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent running back De’Angelo Henderson to their practice squad, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo.
Henderson played college football for Coastal Carolina before being selected by the Denver Broncos with a sixth-round pick (No. 203 overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Henderson logged just 13 yards on seven carries as a rookie but he did have two receptions for 36 yards and one score. Henderson was waived ahead of the 2018 season and landed with the New York Jets, where he only had two carries for 19 yards. Improvement!
Henderson most recently spent time with the Minnesota Vikings after they claimed him on waivers from the Jets. Maybe it would’ve been a little more helpful for the Eagles to sign Henderson BEFORE yesterday’s loss to the Vikings?
The 5-7, 208 pound Henderson is small but he does boast some speed. He fits in the Darren Sproles mold, which makes sense since the Eagles will be without Sproles as the 36-year-old recovers from a quad injury.
The Eagles now have four healthy running backs under team control with Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott on the active roster in addition to Henderson the practice squad.
Note the Eagles had a practice squad vacancy after promoting Scott this past Friday.
Current Eagles practice squad
RB De’Angelo Henderson
CB Ajene Harris
WR Robert Davis
WR Greg Ward
QB Kyle Lauletta
WR Marcus Green
TE Joshua Perkins
OG Sua Opeta
DT Bruce Hector
LB Alex Singleton