Roster Outlook: Rams waive veteran running back, should the Eagles claim him off waivers?
Yesterday, we looked at a potential running back option for the Eagles as they gear up for a playoff run.
Today, a more enticing ball carrier has become available.
According to multiple reports, the Rams have waived 4th-year running back Darrell Henderson Jr., along with LB Justin Hollins.
The #Rams waived RB Darrell Henderson Jr. and LB Justin Hollins.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 22, 2022
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The move comes as a bit of a surprise by the Rams, who have likely waived the white flag after starting 3-7 and want to see what they have in rookie RB Kyren Williams. With Cam Akers back in the mix as well, Henderson’s recent struggles made him expendable.
Henderson had started 28 games for the Rams over the past three seasons, including 7 of 10 this season. The former 3rd-round pick has rushed for 600+ yards in the last two seasons but has gotten off to a slower start with a disjointed Rams offense in 2022.
As for the Eagles, they’ve made their intentions clear this season; they want to see the confetti again. That goal became evident with the recent signings of Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh. Philadelphia was reportedly in the market for a running back at the trade deadline but came up empty-handed.
Henderson would be an experienced complement to Miles Sanders, who is on pace to have the heaviest workload of his career. Any team that claims Henderson off waivers will inherit the remainder of his expiring rookie deal, including $1M in base salary.
Current RB Depth chart (2022 stats)
- Miles Sanders (757 yards, 6 TDs)
- Kenneth Gainwell (129 yards, 3 TDs)
- Boston Scott (84 yards, 1 TD)
- Trey Sermon (19 yards)
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