Posted: 7/11/2020 1:55 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry signed his $10.6 million franchise tender this spring, but he remains pessimistic about agreeing to a contract extension with the team less than five days before the July 15 deadline.
Posted: 5/24/2020 2:16 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said that he is 'fine' playing under the franchise tag for the 2020 season, although he would still like to agree to a long-term contract extension with the team. Henry said that contract talks have already taken place, although there have been no recent discussions. The NFL deadline for players with franchise tags to sign long-term deals is July 15.
Huddle Up: Despite his injury history and the Chargers' less-than-ideal quarterback situation, Henry should be viewed as a strong starting option in all fantasy formats heading into the 2020 season. The 25-year-old posted career highs in catches (55) and receiving yards (652) despite missing four games last year due to a knee injury.
Posted: 5/23/2020 6:38 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry ranked seventh among all pass-catchers in 2019 with a plus-8.4 percent catch rate above expectation.
Huddle Up: Henry wound up finishing eighth among tight ends in total fantasy points in 2019 despite missing the first four games of the season with a knee injury. The 2020 wild-card, of course, is the departure of longtime Bolts QB Philip Rivers, but with top-shelf tight end options hard to come by, Henry remains a solid TE1.
Posted: 5/04/2020 2:23 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said he is excited to see what a more mobile quarterback can bring to the offense. 'There are so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense,' Henry said. 'I'm looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow.'
Posted: 4/29/2020 10:43 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said he is not sure how close he is to a long-term contract with the Chargers. Henry said the two sides were close earlier in the offseason, but the talks were delayed.
Huddle Up: Henry still has a few months to reach an agreement with the Chargers, so fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. He will be working with a new quarterback in 2020 but should still be one of the better tight ends in the NFL. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/16/2020 9:57 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry officially signed his franchise tag for the 2020 season Thursday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Henry is a surefire TE1 despite prior injury concerns and the Chargers' murky quarterback situation. Few at the position possess his upside.
Posted: 4/15/2020 7:32 pm UTC
The expectation is that the Los Angeles Chargers, per the LA Times' Jeff Miller, will eventually sign TE Hunter Henry to a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. Henry, as reported, signed his one-year, $10.6 million franchise tender recently, but he wants to be with the team long term and the feeling from the Chargers is mutual.
Huddle Up: Henry once again missed time last season, which has become a norm for him, but he still cracked the top-10 in PPR formats. He remains a high-upside, high-risk option in fantasy circles.
Posted: 4/13/2020 8:52 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers franchise free-agent TE Hunter Henry signed his one-year tender offer Monday, April 13, according to a source. He is scheduled to make around $10 million in 2020.
Huddle Up: Henry likely will see plenty of targets in the passing game and is one of the better tight ends in the NFL when healthy. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/13/2020 5:26 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry on Friday, March 13, received the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Henry finished 2019 with career highs in targets (76), receptions (55) and receiving yards (652) but still missed four games -- bringing his four-year total to 23. If he can stay reasonably healthy and the Bolts don't take a huge step back at quarterback, he'll be in the TE1 consideration this summer.
Posted: 3/13/2020 1:24 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry's new contract is a top priority this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco. 'We'll figure out all the finances, the cap and the performance, however it fits,' Telesco said. 'He's a draft pick of ours. As you know, our philosophy is to re-sign our own when we can.'
Huddle Up: Henry has battled injuries throughout his career, but he's delivered TE1 production when healthy. His value could take a bit of dip with the Chargers moving on from Philip Rivers, but he's still a top-10 option at the position.