Titans will need help at running back, if Derrick Henry is done for the year

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The vague report that Titans running back Derrick Henry may be done for the year due to a foot injury with which he played created a potentially clear problem for the 6-2 team from Tennessee.

What do they do at running back?

Several veteran free agents are lingering, including Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, and Frank Gore. And the trade deadline has yet to arrive; the Titans still have 30 hours to make a deal.

The problem becomes finding a willing seller. The Eagles, with their Sunday blowout of the Lions, moved to 3-5. At 2-6, maybe they become sellers. At 3-5, it’s hard to fold the tents. The best current candidates are the 0-8 Lions (Jamaal Williams), the 1-7 Texans (Philip Lindsay or David Johnson), and the 1-7 Dolphins (um, well, maybe not).

Practice squads also could be pilfered, and that’s where running back Le'Veon Bell spent several weeks in Baltimore. But he’s now part of the 53-man roster, and can’t be secured without compensation for the Ravens.

Next man up, for now, means Jeremy McNichols. But the Titans will need more than that if they need to replace Henry’s production. Then again, there’s currently no one out there who can do that.

11 responses to “Titans will need help at running back, if Derrick Henry is done for the year

  1. Preseason running backs are a dime a dozen, mid-season reveals very few availible. This is the time that relative unknowns get the chance to become a valued asset for years to come. It’s always fun to see an underdog succeed.

  2. Watson from Houston to Carolina.

    McCaffery from Carolina to Tennessee.

    Draft picks (combination from Tennessee and Carolina) to Houston.

  3. I was listening to sports radio this morning = “no one can replace King Henry, no one”.

  4. Losing Henry shouldn’t be a problem.I read somewhere recently there’s an over abundance of RB talent out there.

  5. Boston Scott and Jordan Howard looked great for the Eagles,yesterday. Maybe they can deal Miles Sanders to the Titans…

  6. The perfect player to step in and capture the Derrick Henry role? A.J. Dillon. He’s being utilized heavily in Green Bay, so it probably takes an overpay to get him, but if Tennessee needs someone to fill those shoes to have a chance at success, he’s the closest guy.

  7. bigaudiodyn0 says:
    November 1, 2021 at 11:10 am
    Boston Scott and Jordan Howard looked great for the Eagles,yesterday. Maybe they can deal Miles Sanders to the Titans…
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    They were playing against the Lions , lets see them against a real NFL defense before claiming they look great .

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