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Miami OL Seantrel Henderson unlikely to play in opener

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Seantrel Henderson's time at Miami might be coming to a close.

Following Monday's practice, coach Al Golden told media that Henderson is still dealing with personal issues and probably won't be on the field for the 'Canes opener against Boston College.

"Seantrel, right now, has to get his house in order before he can help us. That's the truth," Golden told media. "He's got a lot of things going on. I'm going to keep it private with him. I think I owe him that.

"I think he's got to get himself together and then he can help the Miami Hurricanes."

Golden said Henderson is already 20 practices behind to be ready for the game against the Eagles.

Henderson was suspended in the spring and then showed up late to fall camp because he was attending the funeral of a childhood friend. While many thought his return to camp signaled his return to the field, things haven't quite worked out that way. Henderson has missed a bunch of practices for various reasons, including some because of a concussion. Consequently, Henderson isn't even listed on the two-deep after he was projected to be a major contributor to the offensive line this year.

In Henderson's absence, true freshman Ereck Flowers has emerged. But the loss of Henderson is huge especially since he came back to camp in the best shape of his collegiate career and he seemed to be a much more mature player as he spent time mentoring younger players during practice.

However, this latest setback does raise questions about Henderson's future with the Hurricanes and in college football in general.

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