Henderson made his NFL debut in his third season with the Bengals, but was limited by injuries to two games ... Finished season on Reserve/Injured list.
2008 RECAP: Missed the first three preseason games due to training camp hamstring injury, and had two tackles in preseason finale Aug. 28 at Indianapolis ... Waived Aug. 30, and signed Sept. 1 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed Oct. 24 to Bengals roster, and had a special-teams tackle in his debut Oct. 26 at Houston ... Had a special-teams stop and a QB hurry Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, but suffered neck injury ... Game-day inactive for Games 10-13, and placed Dec. 10 on Reserve/Injured list.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007 - Signed Jan. 2 to offseason roster, after finishing '06 on Bengals practice squad ... Played in first two preseason games, with three tackles, including a sack, plus two special teams tackles, but suffered wrist dislocation in Game 2, Aug. 18 vs. New Orleans ... Placed Aug. 21 on Reserve/Injured list.
2006 - Signed with Bengals on May 9 as college free agent ... Waived Sept. 2, and signed Sept. 4 to Bengals practice squad, where he spent the full season ... Played in all four preseason games, recording five total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble ... Signed 1-2-07 to Bengals offseason roster.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2002-05) at Georgia Tech, with a redshirt year in 2001 ... Missed four games with an ankle injury as a senior, but led team with six sacks, four of which forced fumbles ... Second-team All-ACC as both a junior and a senior ... Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season in '03, posting 11 sacks while starting all 13 games and earning All-ACC first team honors ... Credited with 24 tackles-for-loss in '03.
PERSONAL: Hometown is New Orleans, La. ... Attended Edna Karr High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball ... Earned all-state football honors as a senior, with 131 tackles and 13 sacks ... Named to 2003 Academic All-ACC team, and earned Georgia Tech degree in management ... One of four recipients of the 2004 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award, presented nationally to student athletes who have overcome great personal odds to participate in athletics while achieving academic success.
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