NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Jets are releasing running back De'Angelo Henderson today, per a source informed of the decision. The team later confirmed the transaction.
Henderson, a 2017 Denver Broncos sixth-round pick, played in three games for Gang Green last year but earned just two carries for 19 yards.
With Le'Veon Bell set to carry the load, Ty Montgomery as a pass-catcher, Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, Trenton Cannon and former Rugby League player Valentine Holmes (part of the international pathway program), the Jets likely didn't see reps for Henderson during camp and preseason. The rest of the crew behind Bell will scrap for any remaining carries.
Here are other transactions we're monitoring around the league on Tuesday:
- The Buffalo Bills signed safety Abraham Wallace and guard Isaac Asiata two days prior to training camp. Wallace previously signed with the Bills after tryout during rookie minicamp. He was later released due to roster concerns after injuries at the tight end position. Asiata was most recently with the Dolphins who released him in May with an injury designation.
- The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis on the active/physically unable to perform list ahead of training camp.