Originally Posted by patman
Henderson can play all 4 LB postions. You got Harris who has to IMO get off the field in passing downs, Then you have Ansah on one side, Davis the other backer, how is henderson redundant?
Chicago has the need for a tackle, but they already traded away their 3rd
so if they made the trade that would be it for Chicago 2013 draft. St Louis
has the same need and the extra picks to get the job done and still pick at #16 so the trade works both ways.
In this situation, I see Ansah, Harris, Davis, McIntrye starting, with Henderson as the 1st guy off the bench (or swap him and Davis if you want) but in this situation, there is nowhere for Minter to play unless he takes someone's job and then that guy has nowhere to play.
And I think you overrate Henderson's ability to play OLB in a 3-4. He is not a skilled pass rusher and is probably a little small to hold up on the edge. I see him as more of a chase and tackle LB than a stack and shed guy. He won't beat out McIntrye, who is a decent and cheap 3-4 OLB. So, there is no need to have 4 ILBs like this IMO, which is exactly what Harris, Davis, Henderson and Minter are in a 3-4.
If they plan to play more 4-3 this year, there is even less incentive to sign a ILB then draft another, especially in the 2nd round.