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Bengals safety Trayvon Henderson placed on Injured Reserve

Trayvon Henderson’s strong push for the roster has ended as the team places him on season-ending Injured/Reserve.

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Undrafted rookie safety Trayvon Henderson has seen his season come to an end. He went down without being touched in the final minutes of the Bengals’ final preseason game following an interception, and has now been placed on injured reserve as a part of the team’s final cuts.

Henderson was having an good offseason with the Bengals after joining the team after this year’s draft. He had impressed to the point that he became a dark-horse candidate for the Bengals 53-man roster after the team parted ways with veteran safety George Iloka. Although, that was more based on Henderson contributing as a special team player.

A much more likely destination for Henderson would’ve been on the team’s practice squad, and he would realistically be just an injury to the secondary away from joining the team.

Getting put on injured reserve does allow the Bengals to hold onto Henderson without using a roster or practice squad spot. He will be able to join the team again next offseason. This opens up a spot for someone else on the Bengals practice squad, which is good news for the rest of the bubble payers on Cincinnati’s team.

Henderson played his college ball at Hawaii. He had 181 solo tackles (18 for a loss) along with nine interceptions over five years. Henderson recorded 12 tackles over the preseason along with his interception.

Hopefully Henderson is able to pick up where he left off this season next year. You can check out who made it through the rest of the Bengals cuts and the final roster here.