In a rather surprising move, the Los Angeles Rams have waived running back Darrell Henderson Jr., the Rams rushing leader this season, according to a team announcement issued on Tuesday.
According to ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Henderson “felt his knee” during pregame drills. Henderson played just four snaps in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Henderson took a back seat to Cam Akers and rookie Kyren Williams, who got the majority of the backfield workload. Akers would pace the Rams in rushing, with Williams leading the unit in snaps.
“He felt a little something in his knee and that was kind of what led to Cam and Kyren getting the majority of the work,” McVay said. “But he said he felt fine [Monday].”
Henderson has rushed for 283 yards and three touchdowns this season for the Rams.