The Buffalo Bills will be the first team to open training camp on Monday, and when they do, rookie Seantrel Henderson will be starting at left tackle on offense, general manager Doug Whaley announced on Friday.
The Bills selected Henderson in the 7th round of the most recent NFL Draft, and that may have even been a stretch.
Henderson, during his time with the Miami Hurricanes, repeatedly found himself on the bad side of the coaching staff and was continually criticized for his lack of motivation. To make those matters worse, he supposedly quit right in the middle of the Miami Pro Day event, hurting his stock even more.
Whaley is aware of all of that, though, but he remains hopeful that the Bills could change him.
“Seantrel Henderson we know his demons off the field and we feel he has control of those things. With Cordy being out going to be our starting left tackle right now,” said Whaley. “He’s a talented guy and we feel if he didn’t have those demons he would’ve probably gone in the first round. So we’re excited to see him translate that (talent) to the field.”