The Tennessee Titans are one week closer to seeing Derrick Henry take the field again. The reigning Offensive Player of the Year was just designated to be taken off the injured reserve list this morning. The team now has 21 days to watch him practice and determine when to place him back onto their active roster again.
Head coach Mike Vrabel said they needed to see if he was ready to return earlier in the week. It only took two days before he came to this decision. When asked about how he will handle Henry’s return, Vrabel said, “See how he responds and ask him to start doing some of those things he’s going to need to do in the football game. No different than we’ve done with any other guy who’s come back from injured reserve and as they start the return to play.”
Could we see Derrick Henry in action before the playoffs?
There isn’t a strong chance that Derrick Henry takes the field before the regular season comes to a close. With just one game left and Henry still not 100 percent, it might be in the team’s best interest to wait a little longer. However, he hasn’t been officially ruled out. Reports claim that he is a long shot, but there is still a chance.
The Titans face off against the Houston Texans in order to try and lock in the number one seed. Tennessee should be able to handle their division rivals without needing Henry. D’Onta Foreman has been doing just fine as their starting running back lately. Though it may not hurt if Henry sees some type of game action just to shake the rust off.
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