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.