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Chargers TE Henry not worried about playing under franchise tag

Field Level Media
25 May 2020, 01:40 GMT+10

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is looking for a long-term contract, however he said he has no issue playing under the franchise tag this season if he and the team don't real a deal.

"I think it's fine," Henry told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

"Obviously, I think I would like to get something done; just security, and long term and just with the team and the franchise. It's another year of playing football, man, that's how I look at it."

July 15 is the deadline for franchise tag players to sign long-term contract extensions. In April, he signed the one-year franchise tag offer and will earn $10.6 million this season.

Henry, 25, admitted that talks have slowed on a new deal, however.

"There were (talks) a while back, but we haven't really done much since," Henry said. "Hopefully we can get something going this summer and get it going that way."

Henry recorded career highs in receptions (55) and receiving yards (652) to go along with five touchdowns while playing in 12 games last season. He missed four games due to a knee injury.

He missed all of the 2018 season with a torn ACL.

Overall, Henry has 136 receptions for 1,709 yards and 17 touchdowns in 41 games (35 starts) since being selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

--Field Level Media

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