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WhoDat!656 05-02-2013 05:32 PM

Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
As with most things, the deciding factor will be $$. If Henderson will take a pay-cut AND the Saints can afford it, then IMO Henderson will be re-signed. That doesn't mean he will make the final roster.
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The future of at least one New Orleans Saints free agent has head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis not seeing eye to eye.

On the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft the New Orleans Saints selected wide receiver Kenny Stills with their fifth round pick to add to the stable of weapons on offense. It would seem that the swan song of at least free agent Devery Henderson had been sung.

Henderson has been a question mark since the 2012 season ended; would the Saints bring the former LSU Tiger back for at least one more season? In a press conference following the draft, head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis had opposing viewpoints on the matter.

Payton, when asked if the addition of Stills meant the unlikely re-signing of Henderson, said he "wouldn't say that the door has been closed" as far as possibly retaining him in the receiving corps.

Loomis, however, had a different stance on the matter.

In an interview immediately following Payton's, Loomis was also asked about Henderson, as well as free agents Scott Shanle and Sedrick Ellis. He didn't beat around the bush when he answered, "Look, they're free agents and probably not part of our plans for this year."

Why the difference of opinion? It could just be Payton playing the diplomat while Loomis is just being realistic.

In his 9-year career with the Saints, Henderson has 245 receptions for 4,377 yards and 20 touchdowns. But 2012 proved to be his worst year. Henderson had only 22 receptions for 316 yards and one touchdown, that being the one that helped Drew Brees break Johnny Unitas' consecutive passing touchdown streak. While it's a piece of NFL history, it won't be a deciding factor on whether the Saints should keep him.

Although a speedy receiver when the Saints drafted him in 2004, injuries have hit Henderson off and on. This past season he only start 9 out of 16 games, after starting at least 11 in the four seasons prior to that.

Saints fans at times have trouble letting go of favorites and Henderson has been one due to his time as an LSU Tiger and being a Louisiana native from Opelousas. The question will now be if the Saints feel that he can contribute enough to justify bringing him back.

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Beastmode 05-02-2013 06:22 PM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Early on it he had drops. Slightly fixed that but it seems he's always been a better blocker than anything else. At times it seems Drew just flat out ignores him as well.

WillSaints81 05-03-2013 12:28 AM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Yeah Henderson hasnt done much recently as far as production is concerned. But maybe he has been stretching the field quietly but just not getting the TDs.

WillSaints81 05-03-2013 12:30 AM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
But when you think about it, Henderson couldnt carry the team when Colston got hurt it was Moore and in a way I felt Henderson contributed to the 0-4 start in 07 and we really did need a clear no.2 receiver. Moore and Meachem just were better no.2 receivers.

lee909 05-03-2013 12:31 AM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
I think its time to thank him and move on.

SmashMouth 05-03-2013 07:20 AM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 500637)
I think its time to thank him and move on.

He already got a few millions thanks.

homerj07 05-03-2013 07:19 PM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Unless he has a light out camp. I don't see him on the roster much longer

TheOak 05-03-2013 08:46 PM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Payton and Loomis will disagree at times, they have polar opposite roles.


It's a classic case of brilliant scientist meets accountant. They keep each other in check and grounded.

lumm0x 05-03-2013 10:39 PM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Devery is what he is. A guy with decent outside speed, mediocre hands and route running who is a willing blocker, nice guy and good team player. I am sure he'll take a minimum salary no matter where he ends up. I'd like to see him get one more year here. He still has a knack for making that occasional big play.

Cruize 05-04-2013 03:24 PM

Re: Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Differ on Devery Henderson's Future
 
Henderson will play somewhere if he wants to. I truly believe he wants to be a Saint and is just waiting for the call. If Colston or Moore goes down, that would leave Morgan, Toon and Stills to carry the load. That's scary. Although it could lead to more rushing attempts. :)


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