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Over 100 in the organization travel to New Orleans to say goodbye to Chris Henry

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Many within the Bengals organization took a charter flight to New Orleans Tuesday to say goodbye to their fallen comrade. Dave Lapham said on 1530 Homer with Mo Egger Monday night, that only two coaches are expected to make the trip: Marvin Lewis and Mike Sheppard, Henry's position coach.

While Tuesdays are generally off days for players, coaches spend Tuesday getting the gameplan together for their next opponent. More than 100 people from the Bengals organization are expected to be in New Orleans. Lewis and Carson Palmer are two that will speak.

Even NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith will be in attendance. Goodell is expected to deliver a eulogy, as is Henry's agent, David Lee. T.J. Houshmandzadeh will be there.

Henry's funeral will be held at the Alario Center in Westwego, near downtown New Orleans. The Alario Center is the practice facility for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets.

There will be a two-hour public viewing at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CST (12-2 p.m. in Cincinnati), followed by the funeral. The Bengals will take a chartered flight to New Orleans Tuesday morning and return afterward.