The Buffalo Bills have signed wide receivers coach Adam Henry according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Henry spent last season at Indiana University as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Prior to his stint at Indiana, Henry had experience with many NFL teams, as well as experience with some college programs. In 2020-2021, he was the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He spent the 2018-2019 season as the wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns. Henry was also the wide receivers coach for the Giants and 49ers.
Henry brings a lot of experience to this Bills coaching staff. The Bills lost their wide receivers coach Chad Hall this offseason after his contract expired, and Hall decided to go to Jacksonville. He will work with Doug Pederson and former Bills wideout Zay Jones, along with other great talent.
Odell Beckham Jr. is a player that has been linked to the Bills specifically because of Von Miller’s recruitment of Beckham Jr, and now this signing of Henry could spice some things up even MORE. Henry was the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for LSU from 2012-2014, and you guessed it: He worked with Beckham Jr. and free agent Jarvis Landry. Henry also coached Beckham Jr. in New York and Cleveland.
This could be a hint that maybe the Bills will look to add Beckham Jr. this offseason in hopes that he can stay healthy and develop with his guy that he has played with on three occasions. Henry has worked with many pro bow receivers in his career as well including Anquan Boldin, Amari Cooper, and CeeDee Lamb.
As a player, Henry was an elite receiver who spent his time playing at McNeese State University. Henry earned all-conference honors and finished his college career with 93 receptions, 1,690 yards, and 16 touchdowns. Henry was inducted into the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in 2017 as well.
After his college career, Henry signed to the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 1994, but his stint as a player in the NFL didn’t last too long. In 1997, Henry became a coach of his alma mater, McNeese State University, where he worked with the wide receivers from 1997-2005 before being promoted to assistant head coach/offensive coordinator in 2006. He then started with the Raiders in 2007 as the offensive quality control coach, and then became the tight ends coach from 2009-2011.
In the video above, Landry speaks highly of Coach Henry, and credits Henry for the receiver that he is today. Landry and Beckham Jr. had amazing success at LSU, as the two players became the first duo in SEC history to both have 1,000+ yards in the same season as well as eight-plus touchdowns.
Henry is a new face for this Bills coaching staff, and Bills fans have been clamoring for new people to come on to this coaching staff, and Henry could be that guy. His track record of working with five NFL teams, and his ability to make players great and the talent he has worked with could be a huge development for the Bills and a team that needs more production out of guys not named Stefon Diggs.