Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Tue 7/26/22 1:18 PM

Coach Mike Vrabel doesn't anticipate Henry participating in any preseason games, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
That's not much of a surprise, with Henry bouncing back from a foot injury that limited him to eight regular-season games in 2021 and firmly entrenched as the Titans' lead back. On the plus side, the 28-year-old has indicated that he's past his foot issue, but there's little incentive for the team's coaching staff to expose Henry to unnecessary injury risk ahead of Week 1. Meanwhile, with D'Onta Foreman having signed with the Panthers this offseason, Hassan Haskins and Dontrell Hilliard are currently in line to compete for complementary touches behind Henry, who's destined to maintain a high volume of carries for Tennessee when healthy.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Tue 7/5/22 6:10 PM

With D'Onta Foreman having signed with the Panthers, Hassan Haskins and Dontrell Hilliard are in line to compete for RB touches behind Henry, who remains the Titans' clear-cut top back, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.
EDGE Analysis
When healthy, Henry -- who was limited to eight regular season games in 2021 -- is destined to see the bulk of Tennessee's carries, a context that probably won't lead to regular volume for his backups. That said, if the Titans are inclined to lessen his workload at all, or if the 28-year-old (who has indicated that he's past his right foot issue) misses time for any reason, Henry's understudies would see an uptick in fantasy value. Unless the team adds another back in advance of Week 1, Haskins (a 2022 fourth-rounder) has a chance to be the next man up, though Hilliard -- who held his own last season while Henry was out -- could factor in as well. Also currently in the team's backfield mix looking to secure depth roles are Trenton Cannon, Jordan Wilkins and Julius Chestnut.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Sat 1/22/22 8:32 PM

Henry (foot) rushed the ball 20 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.
EDGE Analysis
Henry was active for the first time since Week 8, and he immediately returned to play a central role in the Titans' offense. However, he was largely held in check by Cincinnati, as his longest rush went for only nine yards and he averaged only 3.1 yards per carry. He did manage to tally the first touchdown of the game, plunging into the end zone from three yards away midway through the second quarter. While Henry may have experienced limited explosiveness in his return from a lengthy absence, his presence on the field is an encouraging sign that he'll be healthy enough to retain a workhorse role in 2022.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Sat 1/22/22 2:49 PM

Henry (foot), who was activated from IR on Friday, is expected to start Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that the running back, who is bouncing back from surgery that involved having a steel plate inserted into his foot, is also on track to play Saturday with a protective metal plate (described as a modified orthotic) in his shoe. Though Henry, who hasn't seen game action since Oct. 31, isn't expected to be on a snap count in his return to action per Rapoport, he will be monitored by the team, presumably with game flow and how he does with his carries early on likely to dictate his workload. D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard -- who had been filling in for Henry of late -- are available to handle complementary/change-of-pace touches in order to take some of the load off Tennessee's star back.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Fri 1/21/22 4:21 PM

Henry (foot) has been activated from IR ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The move sets the stage for Henry -- who last suited up Oct. 31 -- to return for Saturday's divisional-round contest versus Cincinnati. Considering the lengthy layoff, it remains to be seen how much work Henry will log, but ESPN's Turron Davenport indicated that the star back -- who practiced this past week without any setbacks -- is expected to start when Tennessee's offense takes the field. Game flow and how Henry fares with his carries early on figure to dictate his workload, with D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard available to handle complementary/change-of-pace touches.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Fri 1/21/22 12:52 PM

The Titans plan to activate Henry (foot) from IR in advance of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Bengals, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
A transaction to confirm such an outcome is slated to arrive later Friday. Per Davenport, Henry is expected to start when Tennessee's offense takes the field Saturday, though it's unclear how much he'll play in his first game action since Week 8 remains to be seen. With that in mind, it's plausible that D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard -- who have been filling in for Henry of late -- will continue to be involved in the team's ground game versus Cincinnati as Henry works his way back into mix.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Thu 1/20/22 2:25 PM

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday that Henry (foot) has been taking more reps in each successive practice since the Titans designated him for return from injured reserve Jan. 5, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Vrabel wouldn't tip his hand regarding if Henry will be available for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Bengals, as the Titans plan to reassess the running back Friday before deciding on his status. In order for Henry to be eligible to play this weekend, Tennessee will have to activate him from IR no later than 4 p.m. ET on Friday, so clarity on his availability (or lack thereof) should arrive by that point. If the Titans elect to hold Henry out for their postseason opener, D'Onta Foreman would be in line to serve as the team's lead option on the ground, as was the case for much of the second half of the regular season.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Wed 1/19/22 2:17 PM

Henry (foot) responded well to contact Tuesday and will now continue practicing throughout the rest of the week, with the Titans likely waiting until Friday to decide on his availability for Saturday's divisional-round game against Cincinnati, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The fact that the Titans made Henry available to speak to the media Wednesday might be taken as another sign he's headed in the right direction, especially after the running back said that his surgically repaired foot didn't feel any different than it did pre-injury, despite him having a steel plate inserted a couple months ago, per Davenport. Henry will still need to make it through a couple more practices without setbacks, and he may not quite be in peak condition after the long layoff, but he should have a big role if he plays. To that end, neither player nor the coaching staff provided much hint on workload expectations for Saturday, with offensive coordinator Todd Downing merely saying Henry would be "monitored in the game" if he's "given the green light," according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site.

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Tue 1/18/22 4:04 PM

Henry (foot) is practicing Tuesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
He's in pads, taking contact and appears to be running full speed, but that doesn't necessarily make him a lock for Saturday's game against Cincinnati, with coach Mike Vrabel cautioning earlier Tuesday that the Titans would need to see Henry practice throughout the week before making a decision. Given that he's still on IR, albeit with a designation to return, Henry won't be listed on the daily practice reports. He last played Week 8, shortly before undergoing foot surgery at the start of November,

Derrick Henry
RB TEN (6)
Sat 1/8/22 1:56 PM

Henry (foot) remains on IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
With Henry -- who last suited up in Week 8 -- not moved to the active roster Saturday, the star running back will target a potential return to the lineup in the Titans' postseason opener. In his continued absence, D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard will head the team's rushing attack in Week 18, with Jordan Wilkins on hand in reserve.