It may be just a regular old OTA, but already Jags coach Jack Del Rio is upset with one of his players. That player is two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson, who pulled himself out of drills Monday saying that he has a shoulder injury.
From the sounds of it, Del Rio isn’t exactly buying the injury that Henderson says he has.
“Yeah, it’s disappointing to see him pull himself out quite frankly,” Del Rio said Tuesday. “What he does, that’s up to him. But we have a team out here that’s working hard, that’s committed and I’m not going to slow down and worry about somebody that’s trying to get out of a drill.”
The 6-foot-7, 335-pound veteran claimed he was suffering from a bruised shoulder. “Back when I played, and even prior to that, I don’t think anybody would have had to miss a snap for it,” Del Rio said. “I think it’s a minor bruise of sorts. I would think Vince Lombardi is probably rolling over right now. It’s not something that should keep anybody out of work. But John feels like he can’t go, so we’ll let him wait until he can.”
Henderson spent Tuesday’s practice running and working out on the side. He’s coming off a season for the Jags where he had 53 tackles and two sacks. It was one of the worst seasons in his seven-year career.