Redskins reportedly worked out OT Seantrel Henderson on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 17: Derek Barnett /

The Washington Redskins are looking to build up some tackle depth this offseason. And according to a report, they worked out Seantrel Henderson on Wednesday.

Heading into the 2020 NFL offseason, the Washington Redskins have a lot of questions at the offensive tackle position. Trent Williams didn’t play for the team at all last season after holding out due to clashes with the medical staff and Bruce Allen. He could potentially return to the squad in 2020, but the Redskins can’t rely on it.

Elsewhere, Morgan Moses is coming off one of his worst seasons as a starter on the right side of the line. The Redskins seem likely to keep him, but it is worth noting that they could part with him for just a dead cap hit of $3.8 million if they really want an upgrade.

And as for other options on the team, Donald Penn is a 36-year-old free agent while Geron Christian hasn’t developed much in his first two seasons. So, it’s easy to see why the Redskins should want to upgrade the tackle position.

And that also explains why they worked out a player at that position this week.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Redskins worked out veteran offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson on Wednesday afternoon.

Henderson was a former seventh-round pick out of Miami by the Buffalo Bills in 2014. He became a starter right away at the right tackle position as was solid. And with his athletic 6-foot-7, 351-pound frame, there was reason to believe he could continue to develop because of his top-notch upside.

However, since that time, things have been difficult for Henderson. He was diagnosed with Crohn disease at the end of the 2016 season and missed almost all of the 2016 season dealing with complications from that, including intestinal surgery. He also received suspensions stemming from marijuana usage related to the pain he suffered from as a result of his illness. And finished up his Bills career by appearing in seven games (one start) in 2017.

Henderson joined the Houston Texans after that and spent two injury-plagued seasons with the team. He only played in five games, two starts, over the course of two years and was released from the NFI list in November.

Now, Henderson is a 28-year-old tackle looking to find some success for the first time in years. While he has injury concerns, he still has a massive frame. And on a reserve/future deal, which he would be eligible to sign after being released in season, he would be a low risk, high reward signing with swing tackle potential.

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It remains to be seen if the ‘Skins will sign Henderson, but working him out was a nice move. He could at least compete for a backup role at a position of uncertainty for the team. We’ll see if anything comes of this decision.