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Green Bay Re-Signs FB William Henderson


The Green Bay Packers Monday re-signed unrestricted free agent William Henderson. Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson announced the signing.

Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 252-pound fullback out of North Carolina, has spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Packers. Now sixth in franchise history for most games played (174), he could surpass LeRoy Butler (181) and Forrest Gregg (187) and tie No. 3 Ray Nitschke (190) with another full season in a Packers uniform.

In 2005, Henderson played in all 16 games for the ninth time in his 11 NFL seasons, making eight starts. His 264 receiving yards (30 catches) marked the second-highest total in his career. Henderson made his 100th professional start and 300th career catch in a Monday night matchup vs. Minnesota (Nov. 21).

Long recognized both as a high-caliber fullback and a dedicated team leader, Henderson was named to the Pro Bowl in 2004 for the first time in his career, while also receiving first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors. For his career, he has 308 catches for 2,347 yards and 14 touchdowns, plus 426 yards and five TDs on 123 carries. A consistent special teams performer, he has 71 career coverage stops. The 35-year-old veteran has played in 16 postseason games with 11 starts, including starts in Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.

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