John Henderson: Starter Or Camp Body?

July 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bear with me here.  I know that this may sound like the most ridiculous thought you've ever heard, but there is a slight chance that John Henderson could be cut after training camp. But there is a strong chance that he will be next to Tommy Kelly when the Raiders are at Nashville.
Why A Camp Body?   Last year, the Raiders also acquired a veteran right between OTAs and  training camp.  His name was Lorenzo Neal.  He was expected to be an instant starter by many fans, but he was out of a job before the season opener.  There was also Jeff Garcia.
Also, the Raiders have two young defensive tackles who could rise up and pass Henderson in training camp.  Those young men are second-year player Desmond Bryant and undrafted free agent Kellon Heard. 
John is playing on a one-year contract, the length usually given to a player that a team is unsure about for some reason.  That reason could be his age and stats.  He is 31 and i...

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