NFL Free Agency Rumors: Redskins LB Robert Henson To Be Waived, According To Report

Our friends over at Hogs Haven just heard from Redskins linebacker Robert Henson himself that coach Mike Shanahan plans to waive the veteran today. When reached for comment on the move, Henson had this to say to HH:

"Coach Shanahan told me that right now I was mostly kind of seen as a special teams contributor and that by releasing me now, I would have the chance to try and go somewhere else with enough time to catch on."

It seems Henson was caught up in the proverbial numbers game, battling with Rocky McIntosh, Lorenzo Alexander, H.B. Blades and Perry Riley for a roster spot and playing time, and unfortunately, it looks like the math just didn't add up for him this year in Washington. Henson, however, seems to hold no ill will toward Shanahan, and looks forward to his next opportunity in the league:

"That's a good question. I was thinking about that. I do believe they mean what they say though. Drew [Rosenhaus] has already heard from six to eight teams. I am pretty sure I am going to have an opportunity to make a team, but we don't know where yet. Coach told me it wasn't a question about whether I could play--he knows I will be playing somewhere this year. I think it was just about an already crowded field of competition and they had to make a decision about maybe not putting me into that competition at this point."

Drew Rosenhaus cracks me up - every client he has always seems to have six to eight teams interested in them. The guy is a piece of work. Anyway, good luck to Henson in his future endeavors, hopefully far away from the NFC East.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.