Hunter Henry
TE NE
Tue 3/16/21 10:17 AM

Henry is signing a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Patriots add another big name to their long list of free-agent acquisitions, a group that also includes fellow TE Jonnu Smith and WRs Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor. The addition of Henry points to frequent use of multi-TE formations, which could be part of a run-first offense if Cam Newton is still the starting QB. This isn't the best landing spot in terms of Henry's 2021 fantasy value, but partnering with Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels could nonetheless prove wise long-term.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Tue 3/9/21 12:44 PM

The Chargers won't use their franchise tag on Henry, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Doing so would have resulted in a cap hit for Henry that would have been close to $13 million. Popper notes that the Chargers still figure to be looking to re-sign the tight end to a long-term deal, but unless that happens in short order Henry will be able to explore other options once free agency opens.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Thu 1/7/21 5:48 PM

The Chargers activated Henry (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, according to the league's official transactions report.
EDGE Analysis
Henry was forced to miss Los Angeles' season finale against Kansas City after being placed on the COVID-19 list. In all, he wraps up the 2020 season with a career-high 60 catches (93 targets) for 613 yards and four touchdowns across 14 appearances. The 26-year-old tight end played on the non-exclusive franchise tag in 2020, which sets him up to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Chargers will have the option of retaining Henry for 2021 by franchising him again, though his $10.6 million salary would rise significantly.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Fri 1/1/21 3:49 PM

The Chargers won't activate Henry from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Henry will thus conclude the 2020 campaign with consecutive absences after having yet to clear all health-related protocols since he was added to the list Dec. 24. While Henry was sidelined for the Week 16 loss to the Broncos, Donald Parham led Chargers tight ends in offensive snap share (81 percent), but Stephen Anderson (44 percent of snaps) doubled him up in targets, 6-3. Expect both Parham and Anderson to have prominent roles in the Week 17 passing game, as another key target in top wideout Keenan Allen (reserve/COVID-19 list) will also be sitting out.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Sun 12/27/20 2:49 PM

Henry, who is on the COVID-19 reserve list, is not available for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Also out is top wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring), so the Chargers will be without two of their top pass-catching options in Week 16. In Henry's absence, Donald Parham is expected to fill in as the team's starting tight end Sunday.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Sat 12/26/20 4:58 PM

The Chargers elevated tight end Matt Sokol from the practice squad Saturday, which may indicate the team isn't expecting Henry (undisclosed) to be available Sunday against the Broncos, Gavino Borquez of USA Today reports.
EDGE Analysis
Henry didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list one day later, giving him very little time to make his way through league protocols to be able to suit up for game day. If Henry doesn't return to the active roster in time for Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, Donald Parham is slated to start at tight end for L.A.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Fri 12/25/20 7:26 PM

Henry isn't likely to be removed from the COVID-19 reserve list in time for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Nick Kosmider and Daniel Popper of The Athletic report.
EDGE Analysis
Henry was listed on the Wednesday injury report with an illness and later placed on the COVID-19 list. Coach Anthony Lynn said Donald Parham will fill in as the starting tight end if Henry isn't able to play.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Thu 12/24/20 3:33 PM

Coach Anthony Lynn relayed Thursday that Henry is on the COVID-19 reserve list, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
EDGE Analysis
Lynn added that Donald Parham would start at tight end for the Chargers this weekend against the Broncos if Henry is unable to play Sunday.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Wed 12/23/20 5:55 PM

Henry (illness) didn't practice Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Henry's status thus will need to be monitored as Sunday's game against the Broncos approaches, though a return to practice Thursday, at any participation level, would suggest that the tight end is in no danger of sitting out Week 16 action.

Hunter Henry
TE NE
Fri 12/18/20 12:46 AM

Henry brought in five of seven targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 30-27 overtime win over the Raiders on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
The athletic tight end locked in a solid fantasy night early courtesy of a 10-yard touchdown grab in the latter portion of the first quarter that opened the scoring for both teams. Henry went on to post his second-highest yardage total since Week 2, and he's now just 40 yards away from exceeding the career-high 652 he recorded last season over 12 games. The fourth-year pro will look to accomplish the feat in a Week 16 divisional contest against the Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 27.