Los Angeles Rams waive rushing leader Darrell Henderson Jr.

LOS ANGELES — The Rams refrained from running back Darrell Henderson Jr., the team said Tuesday.

Henderson only caught four snaps in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, with Cam Akers and rookie Kyren Williams getting most of the backfield work.

On Monday, Rams coach Sean McVay said Henderson “felt his knee” during pregame practice.

“He felt something in his knee and that resulted in Cam and Kyren getting most of the work,” McVay said. “But he said he felt fine [Monday].”

Akers led the Rams during Sunday’s game, but Williams had more snaps.

Henderson, a 2019 third-round pick playing in the final season of his rookie contract, rushed for 283 yards and three touchdowns with 70 carries for Los Angeles this season. He also had 17 catches for 102 yards.

The Rams have the NFL’s 31st rushing offense this season, moving from last place after clinching a season-high 148 yards on ground against the Saints. The offensive line had 10 different starting combinations in 10 games.

The Rams also did without linebacker Justin Hollins from the 53-man roster and tight end Kendall Blanton from the practice team Tuesday.

The Rams requested Hollins from waivers in September 2020, and he became a regular member of their rotation as an Edge Ruser. He had six sacks in 34 games with the Rams, including five starts this season, while playing in all 10 games.

Hollins has just one sack this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35086407/los-angeles-rams-waive-rushing-leader-darrell-henderson-jr Los Angeles Rams waive rushing leader Darrell Henderson Jr.

Emma Bowman

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