Eskimos' Henry back with a bang
Marcus Henry snags a ball during Friday's game (Codie McLachlan, Edmonton Sun).
Sky’s the limit, it seems, for Marcus Henry.
The Edmonton Eskimos receiver didn’t waste any time in making his presence felt after coming off the nine-game injured list in time for Friday’s Labour Day rematch.
While the end result was less-than ideal, Henry led the way with a team-high six catches for 89 yards.
“It felt good being out there with the fellas, but we came up short. It would have been that much better if we would have won,” said the six-foot-four, 210-pound sophomore CFLer, who used every bit of his height to make a 31-yard grab at the sideline to set up a shot at the game-winning 42-yard field goal.
But the yardage gained wasn’t nearly as impressive as the vertical distance Henry covered to climb well above defender Derrius Brooks and neatly bring down the ball in-bounds.
“It was a play to just get me isolated, one-on-one, on one of the DBs and Kerry (Joseph) threw a good ball high up in the air and I came down with it,” said Henry, whose return facilitated a deal that sent fellow wide receiver Greg Carr to the Saskatchewan Roughriders earlier in the week.
Henry’s 89-yard outing was more than Carr produced in his half-season with the Eskimos, which saw his best game capped at 61 yards.