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TE Hunter Henry is not expected to sign a contract extension before the July 15th deadline.
Henry signed his $10.6 million tender this off-season. He is not expecting a contract extension before the July 15th deadline. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry said. “I’m not worried about it, I’m just going to go out there. I get a chance to play this year and do my thing this year. I’m pretty locked in on what I got ahead of me in the 2020 season. That’s what I’m locked in for, you know, I don’t like to look too far ahead.” Henry is “fine” playing on the franchise tag and is hoping look to get a deal done before the deadline. The 25-year-old hauled in 55 receptions for 652 yards and five touchdowns across 12 games in 2019. Henry is currently seventh among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Chargers tight end Hunter Henry says he is "fine" playing out the year under the team's franchise tag.
“Obviously, I think I would like to get something done. Just security, and long term and just with the team and the franchise. It’s another year of playing football, man, that’s how I look at it. . . . Whatever the situation is, I’ll be looking forward to going out with this squad." Henry's comments came in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. There's every reason to believe the Chargers will want to work something out with their 25-year-old tight end.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry told reporters on Wednesday that he signed the franchise tag two weeks ago because he’s not the kind of guy to hold out, “that’s just not me.”
Henry also told reporters that he was close to a long-term deal with Los Angeles prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and that he hopes to have a long-term extension agreed upon prior to the July deadline. Henry is confident that a season will be played, even if it has to be with no fans in the stadiums. Says he’s looking forward to all the talent on the roster and the leadership of new starting QB Tyrod Taylor. Henry still projects as a top 10 TE this season even without long-time Charger great Philip Rivers.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry has officially signed his franchise tag for 2020, which will pay him approximately $10M.
Now that Henry has officially signed his franchise tag, he’ll go to work in Los Angeles as a likely top-10 TE. It’s unclear who will ultimately be throwing Henry the football this season, but Head Coach Anthony Lynn continues to show confidence in Tyrod Taylor. Whether it’s Taylor or a QB the Chargers draft at the six spot, if Henry can remain healthy, he’s in line for a bunch of targets and TDs this season. He finished as the eighth-highest scoring TE in 2019 despite only playing 12 games.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports the Chargers have decided to franchise tag Hunter Henry.
As expected, the Chargers have franchise tagged Henry, keeping the talented tight end around for at least one more season. He caught 55 passes for 652 yards and five touchdowns across 12 games in 2019. With injury issues and questions at quarterback, Henry is a borderline top-10 tight end in fantasy for 2020. The 25-year old is currently eighth among all tight ends on the expert consensus rankings.
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