April 5, 2011

Esks sign WR Marcus Henry

April 5, 2011

Edmonton Eskimos Staff

(Edmonton) The Eskimos have signed free agent wide receiver Marcus Henry, the club announced today.

Henry played four seasons at Kansas, starting all 13 games his senior year and hauling in 54 passes for 1014 yards (18.7 yard average) and 10 touchdowns. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent two seasons on the Jets’ practice roster. After being released by New York in 2010, Marcus spent several weeks on the Carolina Panthers’ practice roster.

“We’re very pleased to sign Marcus,” says Eskimo GM Eric Tillman. “He’s a big smooth target, a legitimate 6-4 receiver, who should create some matchup problems for opposing teams.  As the old saying goes, ‘you can’t coach size,’ and Marcus is not only tall, but he also plays big.  During his career at Kansas, Marcus caught quite a few contested balls utilizing his height and jumping skills (recorded a 37 inch vertical on his pro day workout). Upgrading our receiving corps was one of our top off-season priorities and we feel signing Marcus is another step in the right direction.”