Panthers closing in on trade with Jaguars for CB C.J. Henderson

The Carolina Panthers are nearing a trade that would provide much-needed help at cornerback.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars are “closing in” on a trade that would send tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round pick to Jacksonville for a fifth-round pick and cornerback C.J. Henderson, the ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft.

In Henderson, the Panthers are getting a talented cornerback to help replace rookie Jaycee Horn, who is out indefinitely after injuring his foot during the Panthers’ win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Over 10 career games with the Jaguars, Henderson produced one interception and six pass breakups. He stared Week 1 and Week 2 for the Jaguars, playing 108 total snaps. He was inactive in Week 3 while dealing with a groin injury and an illness.

With Horn out, Henderson could be an immediate starter opposite Donte Jackson.

Arnold, a fourth-year tight end, had seven catches for 84 yards in the Panthers’ first three games.


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