The New York Jets have re-signed inside linebacker Erin Henderson

The Jets have re-signed Erin Henderson to a two-year deal

The Jets have plenty of holes on their roster but inside linebacker is no longer one of them. Of course the position could be improved if they could find one who is great in coverage but Mike Maccagnan doesn't have to worry about finding Todd Bowles a starting inside linebacker anymore.

According to Dom Cosentino of NJ Advance Media the Jets have re-signed Erin Henderson to a two-year deal worth $5 million with $750,000 in guarantees. 

Henderson played six years for the Vikings where he made a name for himself as a very good inside linebacker before being twice arrested, within a matter of months, in suspected drunk driving incidents before being released. Henderson sat out the entire 2014 season before signing a one-year deal with the Jets last year as he was brought in as a backup. But Henderson was able to get promoted to the starting lineup as DeMario Davis started to fall out of favor with the Jets coaching staff.

Henderson was much more effective than Davis and Maccagnan and Bowles made it clear that they wanted Henderson back while they were perfectly content to let Davis sign with the Browns. Henderson will join David Harris as the Jets starting inside linebackers and while they will struggle in pass coverage - as do most linebackers - they are excellent against the run.

Henderson tested the market, with the Raiders providing the most competition early in the process and, according to Cosentino, Washington making a late run at him Henderson ultimately decided to comeback to the Jets.


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