Denver Broncos: WR Carlos Henderson working hard

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Denver Broncos second year wide receiver Carlos Henderson has been posting workout videos a ton since news of his arrest in January…

One of the most disappointing losses to injured reserve for the Denver Broncos this past season was 2017 third round pick Carlos Henderson. Henderson was lost after suffering a thumb injury in training camp, and aggravating it in a preseason game requiring surgery.

The Broncos were very conservative with Henderson, placing him on injured reserve before the start of the season, which prevented them from bringing him back from IR at any point in the year.

The disappointing loss of Henderson to injury was compounded recently after he was arrested for possession of marijuana as a passenger in the vehicle of his friend in Louisiana.

Perhaps it’s just because that single incident shed more light on Henderson’s life off the field, but I have noticed since the news came out that he has been much more intentional about posting videos of him working hard in the weight room.

Those videos have become quite frequent, and Henderson even posted this montage on Twitter:

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The Denver Broncos really need Henderson’s focus off the field in the weight room to translate to on-field success. Even among some other really good players in college football in 2016 (including Denver fan favorite Christian McCaffrey), Henderson was the nation’s leader in all-purpose yardage.

He was expected to play a key role in the Broncos’ offense as a rookie, perhaps as a slot receiver and/or kick returner.

This season, the Broncos will be expecting Henderson to make a significant impact, only with a little more urgency since he’s entering year two of his four-year contract.

It’s clear that Henderson has taken his recent arrest as a way to re-focus himself. Perhaps that’s all he needed in order to get himself on the right track, and he’s certainly taken to his social media pages for community accountability. It looks like, despite the arrest, that Henderson is working really hard, getting absolutely jacked, and preparing himself for his first full offseason in the NFL.