Tuesday saw some notable exits due to the Rams’ difficult season. Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. and linebacker Justin Hollins were released by Los Angeles, the organization reported. Kendall Blanton, a tight end, was also released from the practice squad.
Henderson’s dismissal is unexpected given that he contributed significantly to the team’s awful rushing attack. Henderson, who finished the game with 283 yards and three touchdowns on 70 attempts, is the Rams’ leading rusher. These figures aren’t impressive compared to the league’s top runners, but they do show how the Rams are doing right now.
The events of Sunday offered a hint that Henderson and the Rams could decide to split ways. Despite having the second-most carries of any Los Angeles runner this season, Henderson had just two carries in the Rams’ Week 11 defeat to the Saints, while Cam Akers and Kyren Williams were the leaders with 14 and seven touches, respectively.