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Lobos' Henderson cleared to play Friday

By Hayden Henry
Sept. 25, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.

He's baaaaaaaack.

Longview head coach John King said via email Wednesday morning that Lobo defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson has been cleared by doctors to play after missing the first four games of the season with a fracture in his foot.

He was originally set to return next week when the Lobos welcome a bye week.

Henderson – who decommitted from TCU earlier in September – picked up a Nebraska offer this past week, the 6-1, 300 pounder announced on Twitter, adding to a growing list of colleges seeking his services.

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Nebraska Offer

- Zay-Coven Henderson (@lobo5540) <a href="">September 19, 2013</a></blockquote><script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src=""> // <![CDATA[ // ]]> </script>

Lobo defensive coordinator Casey Pearce weighed in this past week about Henderson's impending return and what it will mean for the Mean Green defense.

"It's going to give us some scheme possibilities that we like because we could have a true, four-down front or we can play with different configurations with the three-man front. It gives us a rotation too," he said.

King joked that Henderson may have a new spot on the field after the play of the defensive front so far.

"We may put him on the bench the way those guys have been playing," King said.

Longview opens District 12-5A play on Friday against Mesquite at home.

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