Head coach Sean McVay announced that the Los Angeles Rams are elevating veteran running back Darrell Henderson for the team’s game against the Steelers on Sunday. McVay gave plenty of compliments to the experienced running back, who could see workload in a jumbled Rams running back room following the injuries to Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers.
“I did. I liked what I saw from all four of those guys,” McVay said of his running back room. “(RB) Darrell (Henderson) came back in. He’s a guy that’s going to be up and active this week. He’s done a great job of being able to quickly re-acclimate himself back to a lot of the things that we’ve done. He has taken good care of himself in the meantime.”
Henderson is one of four running backs expected to play. Running backs Zach Evans, Royce Freeman, Myles Gaskin, and Henderson should see time. Henderson is the only player not on the active roster but on the practice squad. Yet, he has experience here no one has in a game setting.
Henderson came into the NFL with the Rams in 2019 and played with them until last season, when the team moved on. He would latch on with the Jaguars following his release in November. Henderson racked up 1742 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, along with 474 receiving yards and four touchdowns over those seasons with the Rams. Just days before signing with the Rams, he signed with the Arlington Renegades of the XFL to play in the 2024 season. Henderson has experience in Sean McVay’s offense, which should help him get up to speed.
Freeman and Evans have been on the team’s roster since training camp. Gaskin was signed off the Vikings practice squad after the injuries this week. However, the rotation and how it will work out in the Steelers game is unknown, as McVay would not share how that would break down.