Tag:Mario Henderson
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2011 12:41 pm

Hot Routes 4.22.11: Sand-bagging special

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • In case you missed the CBSSports.com draft chat with Andy Benoit, Will Brinson, Rob Rang and Mike Freeman (with a cameo appearance by yours truly), you’re in luck. Click the link for the archived version.
  • Read this story from Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez about the potential of players sand-bagging their baseline concussion tests. It’s scary, and I’m sure it will happen.
  • All Falcons WR Roddy White wanted was some of his jerseys framed. Now, he’s asking for an arrest warrant to be taken out on the person who, according to White, is demanding $10,000 for the jerseys to be returned. Apparently, the two originally had agreed on a $400 fee for each jersey to be framed.
  • Former Ravens coach Brian Billick on why it’s so hard to get that first-round quarterback pick right. Money line: “I am living proof that if you miss on a first-round quarterback, as I did with Kyle Boller, you end up broadcasting games and writing about the NFL instead of coaching.”
  • Boomer Esiason sympathizes with any future Bengals QB. Said Esiason: "I have to completely sympathize with Blaine Gabbert if he does get drafted by the Bengals. I do believe he would make a great fit there, but as Cris (Collinsworth) and I both know, he is going to have to be a better player than advertised in order to be successful there because of the lack of support."
  • Lynn Chandis, who starred on Steelers teams in the 1950s and is second only to Gayle Sayers for career kickoff return average, died at the age of 86.
  • Positive news story of the day! Falcons owner Arthur Blank has donated $3 million to the Child Protection Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Nice gift.

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Posted on: March 17, 2011 9:19 pm

Mario Henderson arrested on a gun charge

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Henderson Now that there’s no NFL disciplinary policy, players are going crazy. Well, sort of.

But it is true that Raiders OT Mario Henderson was arrested this morning in Florida and charged with carrying a concealed firearm.

According to the Contra Costa Times, Henderson was pulled over in Fort Myers for playing his music too loudly. He then admitted to the officer that he had a gun in the center console – which isn’t good, because Henderson doesn’t have a license to carry it.

Henderson, you’ll recall, started seven games this year, but he’s a free agent now after losing his job to Jared Veldheer.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:07 am

Raiders could be making a change at left tackle

Posted by Andy BenoitM. Henderson (US Presswire)

Super talented but equally inconsistent Raiders left tackle Mario Henderson could be losing his starting job to rookie Jared Veldheer. Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times says the two players are sharing reps at practice this week.

This is noteworthy on two fronts. One: Henderson, 25 and in his fourth season, is a player the Raiders have meticulously been developing the past few seasons. They’ve now reached what was supposed to be his payoff time, and they’re finding that payoff to be disappointing. Henderson’s poor showing against Justin Smith of the 49ers last week prompted coaches to give some of his practice reps to Veldheer.

What’s more, Veldheer is from tiny Hillsdale. When he was selected in the fourth round, he figured to be rawer than raw. The plan was to bring him along slowly. But thus far, Veldheer has not just learned two positions (left tackle and center), he’s actually pushed for a starting job at both.

The 23-year-old started for injured center Samson Satele in the season opener. However, at 6’8”, it’s doubtful Veldheer has a future inside. His natural athleticism could make him a perfect fit on the edge, though. It’s not known whom the Raiders will start against Denver this week, but a change at some point seems almost certain.

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