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Seantrel Henderson severely underweight, could start season on NF-I list

After dealing with Crohn’s disease, the tackle is 25 pounds underweight.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Seantrel Henderson’s battle with Crohn’s disease has been well-documented over the last few months. Henderson has undergone two surgeries and lost massive amounts of weight dealing with the intestinal issue and a timeline hasn’t been established for when he might return. Last week, shared this update.

“Henderson was at 306 during minicamp when he was doing workouts in the weight room on his own in practices,” wrote Chris Brown. “He wants to get up to 325 to 330 pounds when he’s back playing again. We’ll know if the five and a half weeks between now and training camp proves to be enough time for him to accomplish that. If not, the NFI list would seem to be a distinct possibility.”

The NFI list stands for “Non-Football Injury,” a designation which applies to all illnesses or injuries occurring away from the football field. Like the more well-known PUP or Physically Unable to Perform list, placing a player on this list before the season starts keeps them off the roster for six weeks while they recover. After the grace period the team can activate the player or keep him on the NFI list, ending his season in the same way as being placed on Injured Reserve.