By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Chargers have lost starting tight end Hunter Henry for the entire 2018 season. Henry suffered a torn ACL during the team’s OTA on Tuesday during practice.
While Henry is expected to be out for the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he is expected to get a second opinion on Wednesday. While the team would like to be optimistic, it does not good, as they believe he is lost for the upcoming season.
This is a tough blow for the team, because Henry was going to be a massive part of the team’s offense. He was supposed to blossom this season without Antonio Gates, who the team decided to not re-sign after 15-years.
At the moment, Virgil Green will now be the top tight end on the team unless the team goes out and signs a free agent to be a starter. This could also open the window for Gates to return to the team on a one-year deal.
Besides Green, the team also has Sean McGrath, Sean Culkin, and Braedon Bowman listed on their depth chart.
With little options left on the open market — and Gates almost on empty — general manager Tom Telesco may decide, along with the coaching staff, to use more wide receiver sets moving forward this seasom. They have four good receivers in Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams, and Travis Benjamin.
The 23-year-old would have played his third season in 2018. This past season, he appeared in 14 games, where he had 45 receptions for 579 yards. He also had four receptions.
His best game of the season came in Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders on October 15th, 2017 when he had five receptions for 90 yards.
As a rookie in 2015, he appeared in 15 games. He had 36 receptions for 478 yards and eight touchdowns.
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