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The National Football Post reports there has been "cursory contact" between the Saints and free agent WR Devery Henderson.

Henderson, 31, was released by the Redskins last week, and he showed up to camp out of shape. He's lost multiple steps as a deep threat, and the Saints would be better off rolling with Steve Breaston and their younger receivers.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

Coach Mike Shanahan said WR Devery Henderson came into training camp out of shape.

Henderson knew he was going to be on the roster bubble, so it's really surprising he would show up in poor condition. Shanahan said he felt like he owed it to the veteran to tell him now that he had no chance to make the team. The Saints and other teams should tread lightly if they're going to kick the tires on Henderson, who was released on Wednesday.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

Redskins released WR Devery Henderson.

Henderson, who signed a one-year, $840K contract with the Redskins in June, was lagging behind the likes of Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson on the depth chart. Perhaps he'll get another shot with the Saints now, who are desperate for a burner to run vertical clear-out routes after losing Joe Morgan. Henderson averaged 29.3 catches for 427.6 yards and scored four touchdowns while playing that role for New Orleans over the previous three seasons.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes WR Devery Henderson would be a "perfect fit" to replace Joe Morgan (torn ACL) with the Saints if he can't make the Redskins' final roster.

Morgan was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and partially torn ACL on Wednesday, and he's done for the season. Henderson was the guy Morgan replaced as the situational deep threat in New Orleans. Henderson is currently the Redskins' No. 6 receiver, so he's on the outside looking in. He just doesn't have a whole lot left in the tank. The Saints would be better off with one of their younger wideouts.

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Devery Henderson has reportedly been the Redskins' sixth-best wideout at camp.

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Redskins signed WR Devery Henderson, formerly of the Saints.

The 'Skins added Henderson and Donte' Stallworth to the roster in an effort to add speed to their receiving corps. With neither player providing any help on special teams, it's safe to assume they're directly competing for a spot. The Redskins are suddenly crowded at wide receiver.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

ESPN's John Clayton calls free agent Devery Henderson a "name to watch" for the 49ers.

Clayton may be speculating because he didn't cite a source. Henderson, at age 31, can still take the lid off of defenses with straight-line speed, but has never been a natural hands catcher and probably wouldn't help San Francisco's offense much. He's generated zero interest in free agency, for good reason.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

ESPN's Pat Yasinskas does not expect the Saints to re-sign free agent WR Devery Henderson.

Henderson never quite lived up to his potential with the Saints, operating as a mere situational deep threat throughout his eight years with the club. Entering his age-31 season, he can expect a soft market. Henderson is our No. 31 free-agent wideout available this season.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 3 years ago

Devery Henderson caught one pass for 16 yards in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

When Lance Moore missed Week 5 due to a hamstring injury, Henderson put 123 yards and a touchdown on the Chargers. In his other 15 games, he totaled 14 catches for 193 yards and no touchdowns. Henderson will likely be seeking a new home with a clearer path to playing time as he hits unrestricted free agency.

Devery Henderson WR WAS 4 years ago

Devery Henderson was held without a catch versus the Falcons in Week 10.

Henderson had the ball bounce off his out-stretched hands on a shot play and flat-out dropped his other target. With Jimmy Graham and Lance Moore back to full health, Henderson is no longer deserving of a roster spot in fantasy leagues.