Packers, Henderson make it official

Fullback signs two-year contract to remain with team

William Henderson officially signed his name on the bottom line of a reported two-year contract today with the Green Bay Packers.

Henderson has spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Packers. Now sixth in franchise history for most games played (174), he could surpass LeRoy Butler (181) and Forrest Gregg (187) and tie No. 3 Ray Nitschke (190) with another full season in a Packers uniform.

Henderson, 35, played in all 16 games last year for the ninth time in his career. He started in eight games, but gradually lost playing time to Vonta Leach, whom the Packers are trying to groom as their fullback of the future.

Henderson's 264 receiving yards (30 catches) marked the second-highest total in his career.

Henderson was named to the Pro Bowl in 2004 for the first time in his career, while also receiving first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors. For his career, he has 308 catches for 2,347 yards and 14 touchdowns, plus 426 yards and five TDs on 123 carries. A consistent special teams performer, he has 71 career coverage stops. He has played in 16 postseason games with 11 starts, including starts in Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.

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