Jaguars trade 2020 1st-round CB Henderson to Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers traded for Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback CJ Henderson, the team announced Monday.

The Panthers are sending tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round pick in exchange for the 2020 first-round cornerback and a fifth-rounder.

The Jaguars spent a top-10 pick on Henderson in last year's draft but he fell out of favor under new head coach Urban Meyer. He was reportedly believed to be on the trading block during the offseason and was deemed inactive for Week 3 after dealing with an illness and groin injury.

Meanwhile, the cornerback-needy Panthers fill a major hole with Henderson following the injury to 2021 top pick Jaycee Horn. The rookie corner is set for a lengthy absence after breaking his foot in last Thursday's contest against the Houston Texans.

The acquisition of Arnold will give the Jaguars a solid tight end at the top of their depth chart. The 26-year-old has recorded seven receptions for 84 yards this season. Panthers rookie tight end Tommy Tremble is likely set to receive a bigger workload with Arnold's departure. The third-round pick impressed last Thursday, scoring his first career touchdown on a carry while also adding a 30-yard reception.

Henderson has recorded one interception and six pass breakups over 10 career starts.

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