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John Henderson

John Henderson - #79 - DT

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 335 lbs.
Birthday 01/09/1979
Birthplace Nashville, TN
College Tennessee
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 9th pick by Jaguars

Raiders release OG Carlisle, DT Henderson

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Raiders have released OG Cooper Carlisle and DT John Henderson in an effort to acquire more salary-cap space.

Report: Raiders sign DT Henderson to two-year extension

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
While other teams look to limit their financial obligations to players with a lockout looming, the Raiders continued to spend Thursday, reportedly signing DT John Henderson to a two-year, $8 million deal.

Raiders desperate for run-stopping help

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
The loss of DT John Henderson for at least a month has Oakland extremely concerned about the ability of its defense to stop the opponent's run game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders DT Henderson could be out another month

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Raiders DT John Henderson, who has missed two games with a stress fracture in his right foot, could miss 2-5 additional weeks.

Report: Raiders agree to terms with DT Henderson

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Raiders agreed to terms with former Jaguars DT John Henderson on a one-year deal Friday, according to an ESPN report.

Jaguars release DT Henderson and four others

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Jaguars announced Monday the release of four players, including two-time Pro Bowl DT John Henderson.


Posted Oct. 06, 2010
Henderson could be sidelined for more than a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.||||||| Coach Tom Cable disclosed the extent of the injury on Wednesday. He says Henderson could miss between two and five additional weeks. Henderson has already missed two games since hurting his foot in Week 2 against St. Louis. The injury is a blow to the Raiders' struggling run defense. Henderson is a two-time Pro Bowler who was brought in during the offseason to bolster Oakland's interior line.
Posted June 15, 2010
The Oakland Raiders have signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson to a free agent contract.||||||| The team announced the move Tuesday. Henderson was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars after the draft in April. The move is the latest attempt by the Raiders to improve a run defense that ranked 29th in the NFL last season and 31st the previous two years.
Posted April 26, 2010
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Henderson, opening up a starting spot for first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu.||||||| The Jaguars tried to trade Henderson during the draft, got no takers and decided to part with the eight-year veteran whose production dipped in recent years. A first-round pick in 2002, the 6-foot-7, 335-pound Henderson averaged 84 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks during his first four seasons. He averaged 56 1/2 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks the last four years.
Posted June 02, 2009
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio was hoping to get more production from Henderson this season. Already, he's disappointed.Henderson pulled himself out of drills Monday, and the coach wasn't happy. Del Rio said Henderson had a bruised shoulder, but questioned whether it was bad enough to keep him out of organized team activities.||||||| Del Rio expressed frustration with the 6-foot-7, 335-pound veteran. "Yeah, it's disappointing to see him pull himself out quite frankly,'' Del Rio said. "What he does, that's up to him. But we have a team out here that's working hard, that's committed and I'm not going to slow down and worry about somebody that's trying to get out of a drill."
Posted Nov. 07, 2008
Henderson and Bengals guard Andrew Whitworth were fined $10,000 apiece for fighting in last week's game.||||||| Henderson and Whitworth exchanged punches after Henderson knocked off Whitworth's helmet, then appeared to try to gouge his eyes. Both players were penalized and ejected Sunday. Henderson also got an additional $5,000 fine for illegal hands to the face when he struck Whitworth.