Henderson at home in Esks locker-room

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:37 PM ET

Being nearly 4,000 km from home is quite a distance on a global scale, but in the world of pro football, Robert Henderson feels right at home.

The newest member of the Edmonton Eskimos, who hails from the Louisiana strawberry capital of Ponchotula — just north of New Orleans — saw some familiar faces in his new lockerroom on Wednesday.

“I went to school with Rod Davis, I was a freshman, he was a senior,” said the six-foot-three, 283-pound Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles product. “I played in The League with Julius Williams at Jacksonville.

“I haven’t seen everybody yet, but a couple of faces I have seen.”

Henderson’s NFL tour included stops in Jacksonville, Detroit and Seattle before playing the 2009 season with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. Last year, he spent three weeks on the Calgary Stampeders practice squad.

“He’s big and fast,” said head coach Kavis Reed. “A kid that has shown on film that he’s a very good pass rusher. He’s a very good technician, a sixth-round draft choice that bounced around a bit in the NFL.”

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