Packers send top brass to Henson workout

Packer coach Mike Sherman was among the contingent on hand to watch Drew Henson's workout Thursday in Houston. Twenty NFL teams were represented at the QB's 45-minute session, although the Packers were one of just two teams who saw fit to send their top brass.<P>

Sherman attended the session with vice president of football operations Mark Hatley, director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie, personnel analyst John Schneider and offensive coordinator Tom Rossley.

The Buffalo Bills sent a similar entourage.

Henson was reportedly impressive in the workout, held in the Houston Texans' indoor facility across from Reliant Stadium. He threw approximately 75 passes to four receivers, and one report estimated his completions at around 90 percent.

The workout showcased Henson's arm and athleticism, but he did not perform speed drills or strength tests.

Henson hasn't played football since 2000. The former University of Michigan star chose to pursue a baseball career even before his Wolverine days were over. He played six minor-league seasons, but hit just .248. Henson was released by the New York Yankees last week, precipitating the flurry of interest from NFL clubs.

The Houston Texans own Henson's rights, choosing him in the sixth round in 2003. Those rights expire on April 23, the eve of this year's draft. Henson can enter the 2004 draft if Houston can't strike a deal by then.

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