Devery Henderson Has Lost A Step, Released By Washington Redskins

By Thomas Ford
Devery Henderson
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It is no secret the Washington Redskins have been playing around with their depth chart at the wide receiver position. Unfortunately for veteran receiver Devery Henderson, who failed to make the cut, will not be a part of that shuffle any long as he was just released by the Redskins organization.

Last year, head coach Mike Shanahan brought in hopeful star Pierre Garcon to be the undoubted No. 1 receiver. Yet, no one knew who would be the second and third receivers. Many thought Santana Moss and Joshua Morgan would be chosen.

As the offseason continued, the Redskins saw second-year WRs Aldrick Robinson and Leonard Hankerson develop into viable choices. The Redskins also signed veteran WRs Donte Stallworth and, of course, Henderson.

Henderson was excited about joining the Redskins, stating, “I had a few other offers, but once this one came, I thought this was where I would be a good fit. The Redskins reached out and showed interest and I was excited about it.”

However, the Redskins were not as excited with Henderson’s arrival to training camp. Apparently, Henderson could not create the separation from defensive backs and seemed to have lost some of his speed.

Henderson knew that he wasn’t a sure thing with the Redskins, but felt he could eventually gain the spot and play.

“I thought it was a great offense to be a part of,” Henderson said. “The main thing is trying to make the squad and help them get a ring here.”

Apparently, Shanahan feels more confident in the talent he already has at wide receiver, and fans should trust in his judgment. After all, it was Shanahan who chose star RB Alfred Morris and backup QB Kirk Cousins.

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