Carlos Henderson has been AWOL from the Broncos while dealing with a personal matter. However, the league passed down a one game ban for the wide out.
The Denver Broncos have yet to see Carlos Henderson on the field for training camp. Vance Joseph said that he was dealing with a personal family matter when asked the question. Despite him being a no show, the team has learned that he will be out, if he returns.
It was announced that Henderson will miss the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks for violating the league’s policy and program for Substances of Abuse. It has not been said what the substance was, but according to Nicki Jhabvala, it possibly could have surfaced from the traffic stop in January.
Back in January, Carlos Henderson and another individual were stopped by Louisiana police. When the officer smelled marijuana and booked Henderson for possession. He would make bail. That would make sense since he has been out of the news since then.
This goes without saying, but this will not be a good look for Carlos Henderson. He is already not in camp. There is no telling when he will return. My opinion is that he probably will not be back in time for the second preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
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I believe it has come to the point where Vance Joseph and John Elway need to make a decision. Being injured all last season. Not reporting to camp. And now a suspension. Perhaps it is time to call it a day with the former third round pick and give his roster spot to someone who has been working hard in camp.
Denver should be okay with the additions of Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton. A few other wide outs have made their cases too. It is looking like the end of Carlos Henderson before it could really even begin.