New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson has been having a horrible season so far this year in terms of production. Through 11 games, Henderson has only made 20 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown and has not been a factor at all since week eight.
Henderson’s production was supposed to sky-rocket with Robert Meacham leaving for the San Diego Chargers but it has been the exact opposite. Furthermore, at this rate Henderson might not even match his production from last season when he had 32 receptions for 503 yards and two touchdowns.
With Henderson’s limited production, I think it is time for the Saints to drop Henderson on their depth chart. Henderson needs to step down and make way for some of the other receivers on the team, most notably, Lance Moore. Moore has been having a stellar season and he complements Marques Colston better than Moore does.
Furthermore, if the Saints dropped Henderson down the depth chart that could possibly open up playing time for speedy wide receiver Joseph Morgan. Morgan, the team’s fourth wide receiver only has 204 receiving yards and two touchdowns. However, Morgan has been incredibly efficient this season as he has managed those numbers off of only five receptions.
I would not go as far as saying that Henderson is expendable, but if he stays in this slump it will be easier for the Saints to go to Moore or Morgan. The Saints are very deep at wide receiver and while I think Henderson is still a very good wide out I also think he could easily move down on the pecking order.