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Farewell, Henry Anderson: Remembering his top Jets moments

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Defensive Lineman Henry Anderson #96 of the New York Jets in action against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Henry Anderson‘s New York Jets career ended on Tuesday night. Jet X looks back on his finest moments in green.

The New York Jets began what promises to be an offseason of change on Tuesday night, releasing defensive lineman Henry Anderson. The transaction saves the Jets over $8 million in cap space.

Thus ends Anderson’s three-year tenure with the Jets, one that began with a 2018 trade with the Indianapolis Colts. Over 45 games in green (24 starts), Anderson tallied 102 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

Jet X looks back on the finest moments of his New York days …

12/2/18: Smashville

Anderson may be most missed on special teams, where he blocked kicks in back-to-back road games.

It began with a block of a Ryan Succop extra point during the Jets’ visit to Tennessee and he later blocked a Steven Hauschka field goal attempt the following weekend in Orchard Park, albeit one marred by a cheap shot to Hauschka after the boot.

12/15/18: How HOU Doin’?

It’ll always be hard to overshadow J.J. Watt, but it’s particularly difficult to do so when the modern-day sack master takes down your quarterback twice.

Anderson managed to pull off the feat during the Houston Texans’ late visit, taking down Deshaun Watson three times in a Saturday afternoon thriller. He was one of only 18 players to record a three-sack game and the first Jet to do so since Muhammad Wilkerson in 2015.

Anderson would follow up his showing against Watson and the Texans with a takedown of Aaron Rodgers the following week against Green Bay, part of a career-best 7.5 sacks that season.

11/22/20: LA Block Party

Anderson joined hallowed New York ground during the Jets’ Week 11 visit to Los Angeles.

Breaking through the Chargers’ punt protection, Anderson blocked a Ty Long punt, his third blocked kick in his three New York seasons. The recovery by Quinnen Williams would later set up the opening score of the game, a La’Michael Perine touchdown that put the Jets ahead 6-0.

With that stuff that would make the Lakers and Clippers blush, Anderson became just the third player in team history with a blocked punt, field goal, and extra point, joining Donald Dykes and Joe Klecko.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Dark Demonik
3 years ago

Another Jets DE that once he got the money he pulled a Mo Wilkerson and stop playing hard and when he could not make a tackle or sack anymore he started cheap shots with the rest of the league good riddance he is gone