The Cleveland Browns have signed cornerback Juston Burris off of the New York Jets practice squad. In a corresponding move the Jets have re-signed running back De’Angelo Henderson to the practice squad. This represents the third time this season the Jets have signed Henderson to the practice squad.
De’Angelo Henderson is a 26 year old (November 24), 5’ 7”, 210 pound back out of Coastal Carolina University. Henderson was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 203rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft, the selection immediately preceding the Jets selection of cornerback Derrick Jones. Henderson impressed the Broncos in his rookie year, but played sparingly. In five games Henderson amassed seven rushes for 13 yards and two receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown. The Broncos added two impressive rookie running backs in 2018 in Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, making Henderson expendable. He was cut by the Broncos in September and the Jets signed Henderson to the practice squad.
At Coastal Carolina Henderson was a force to be reckoned with. In four years Henderson put up 4,635 rushing yards on 721 carries, good for a 6.4 yard average, and 58 touchdowns. Henderson also caught 97 passes for 921 yards and six touchdowns. In his senior year Henderson had only one out of nine games in which he failed to produce at least one play from scrimmage of 20 or more yards. Henderson is fast, with 4.48 speed, shifty and built low to the ground with excellent leverage.