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Jets Sign Erin Henderson

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Dom Cosentino reports the Jets have signed free agent linebacker Erin Henderson.

Erin Henderson, a linebacker whose promising career with the Vikings was cut short by substance abuse and a pair of DWI arrests, has agreed to terms with the Jets on a one-year contract, league sources told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday.


The two sides agreed to contract terms on Tuesday. A source said Henderson's deal will pay him $745,000, which is the league's veteran minimum. Henderson is expected to arrive back in Florham Park to sign his contract Wednesday morning.

Henderson did not play in 2014. The Vikings let him go after two arrests between November 2013 and January 2014. Henderson was coming off his most productive season, a 113 tackle campaign in 2013 with 4 sacks and 2 interceptions.

This is a low risk deal. Henderson has the ability to be an effective NFL player. He has the potential to be a nice depth piece. It depends on whether he has turned things around.