The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL have signed former Pitt wide receiver Quadree Henderson, the Blue Bombers announced Wednesday morning.
The team has signed American receiver/returner Quadree Henderson (@DreeHenderson).
— Winnipeg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) February 17, 2021
The speedy Henderson, who played at Pitt from 2015-17, was an offensive threat both as a receiver and as a runner on designed runs. Henderson, 24, recorded 45 catches for 473 yards and a touchdown in 31 career games with the Panthers. On the ground, he ran for 887 yards and 5 touchdowns on 98 carries.
Henderson, who declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season, was also an extremely talented return man. The Wilmington, Del. native racked up 1,942 yards and 4 touchdowns as a kick returner, as well as 495 yards and three scores on punt returns. Henderson was a Consensus All-American in 2016 as a returner.
Henderson went undrafted in 2018, but was signed and waived by a number of NFL teams, including two separate stints with the Steelers from 2018-20.
In 2018, Henderson was promoted to the New York Giants active roster and served as their return man for 5 games, where he put up 112 kick return yards and 68 punt return yards.
In 2019, Henderson was drafted to the XFL by the New York Guardians, where he was teammates with former Steelers kicker Matt McCrane, but did not see the field.
Henderson becomes the second Pitt player in the last week to join the CFL. Dewayne Hendrix, a teammate of Henderson’s from 2015-17, signed with the Toronto Argonauts this past Friday.
The Blue Bombers are set to kick off the CFL regular season at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 10.