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Article: Why did the Rams waive Darrell Henderson Jr.?

November 22, 2022 03:18PM
[theramswire.usatoday.com] Why did the Rams waive Darrell Henderson Jr.?

Cameron DaSilva
November 22, 2022 1:54 pm PT
It’s a great question that bears asking. Certainly, plenty of folks on Twitter are confused by the move made by the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, though Darrell Henderson Jr. himself doesn’t seem surprised by it.

So why exactly did the Rams waive Henderson at this point in the season?


He’s been their most efficient tailback, has led the Rams’ running backs in snaps two of the last three weeks and has started 28 games in the last three-plus seasons. He even started Sunday’s game against the Saints, only to play four snaps and carry the ball twice all afternoon.

There are a few possible explanations for this move, and we may never find out the whole truth about why the Rams cut Henderson in Week 12.

One possibility is that Henderson privately asked to be released after only carrying it eight times in the last two games and just 70 times all season. The Rams have a crowded backfield with Cam Akers and Kyren Williams also getting snaps, and it’s likely that Henderson feels he’s starter material. He wouldn’t be wrong for wanting a bigger role and more opportunities, especially in a contract year.

Based on his immediate reaction on Twitter to his release, he seems happy about the move, which allows him to land with another team on waivers or sign with anyone if he isn’t claimed.

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  Rams shockingly waive Darrell Henderson Jr. and Justin Hollins

BerendsenRam451November 22, 2022 02:45PM

  Re: Rams shockingly waive Darrell Henderson Jr. and Justin Hollins

Classicalwit125November 22, 2022 03:09PM

  Article: Why did the Rams waive Darrell Henderson Jr.?

BerendsenRam146November 22, 2022 03:18PM

  my guess is they are making room for a QB and OL help

Rampage2K-138November 22, 2022 03:23PM

  The irony with Hollins is thick…

Rams43150November 22, 2022 06:02PM

  If nothing else, McVay seems to be sending a message…

Rams43132November 22, 2022 06:08PM

  Re: If nothing else, McVay seems to be sending a message…

azramfan99November 22, 2022 06:15PM

  As Vince Lombardi used to say

BerendsenRam110November 22, 2022 06:52PM

  Re: If nothing else, McVay seems to be sending a message…

Ramstien79November 23, 2022 03:36AM

  Re: If nothing else, McVay seems to be sending a message…

Ridgewood Ram97November 22, 2022 08:52PM

  My exact thoughts. nm

Ramgator44November 23, 2022 01:58AM

  but if sending a message, wouldn't he..…

sstrams68November 23, 2022 02:24AM

  There is no mystery

merlin182November 22, 2022 10:47PM

  exactly

L.A.Rams98November 23, 2022 02:21AM

  Re: exactly

Rams4367November 23, 2022 07:59AM

  This move helps him too

promomasterj68November 23, 2022 09:03AM

  Re: There is no mystery

Classicalwit41November 23, 2022 01:45PM

  I always thought Hendy was Queen of the Pigs

David Deacon70November 23, 2022 08:17AM

  Re: I always thought Hendy was Queen of the Pigs

Classicalwit43November 23, 2022 01:49PM

  Re: I always thought Hendy was Queen of the Pigs

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