By Eric Schmidt

Veteran RB Travis Henry was reinstated by the NFL on Tuesday and is currently looking for a franchise to join. Henry, 33, served two years of a three year jail sentence after reaching a plea deal involving his arrest for his involvement in financing of a cocaine trafficking operation.

Henry played seven seasons in the NFL for three different teams. Three times in his career, he eclipsed the 1,200 yard mark. His best season came in 2004 with the Buffalo Bills, where he posted a 1,438 yard season and scored 13 times.He has not appeared in the NFL since the 2007 season. Only once in his career has he played a complete 16 game season. He also played for the Tennessee Titans and one season with the Denver Broncos.

His career has not been without controversy. He was embroiled in a child support case where it was revealed that he fathered nine children with nine different women. He fathered two more children with a 10th woman after his court case was revealed. He tested positive for marijuana in a drug test and was handed a four-game suspension from the league.

Henry claims that he has been working out with a personal trainer in Florida. No NFL team has expressed interest as of yet.

Personally, I don’t see a return to the NFL for Henry. He is 33 and has not played football for five years. With Cedric Benson and Ryan Grant still on the free agent market, look for teams needing to add a back look elsewhere other than Henry. If he wants to return to playing football, he might want to look at trying out for the UFL which returns to the field September 19.

 

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