Derrick Henry could return to practice this week

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The Titans may be getting a big piece of their offensive puzzle back on the field for their postseason run.

Running back Derrick Henry has been rehabbing his broken foot for the last couple of months and that process has progressed to the point that he could rejoin the team at practice this week. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Henry will do some work today and the team will ponder whether to open his window to return from injured reserve for the next couple of days.

“We’ve discussed it. We’ll see where it goes. We’ll probably make a decision mid-week,” Vrabel said, via Titans247.

Henry would be able to practice for 21 days before the Titans would reach a deadline to activate him. If he does practice this week and the Titans wrap up the bye given to the AFC No. 1 seed by beating the Texans in Week 18, that would line up well for a return in the team’s first postseason game.

13 responses to “Derrick Henry could return to practice this week

  1. Great timing! I would love to see him back in the game. The Titans are not the same without King Henry. He will be a fun watch in the postseason. Heal up big guy!

  2. The key piece to their offense returning fresh in the playoffs could be the deciding factor that might get the Titans into the SB this year. Something to watch for sure.

  3. This would be interesting, Henry/Foreman would be the best RB combo in the playoffs!

  4. Big decision to be made….One that could effect the franchise for years to come. Should they play him…go for the trophy and risk further injury or should they shut him down and have him in the backfield for the next 4-5 years.

  5. At 240 lbs you don’t just pop back on two feet as an NFL RB with that injury. Breaking that 5th metatarsal bone is tricky.

    Would be foolish to play him any earlier than you need to. Regardless, he won’t be what he was before the injury.

  6. They’re a tough out without him. With him, look out! Matchup nightmare in the secondary because you gotta respect the run, so man-to-man on the outside…

  7. He only needs to be activated if the Titans get the bye. It could be tricky for a wild card game since Foreman is playing well.

  8. They might be better off giving him more time to get back to speed. Why rush it? It’s not like they’ll need him against the Texans unless Tanneyhill turns the ball over four times like he did in their last matchup.

  9. I think the Titans are a force to be reckoned with in the AFC. They’ve shown they can manhandle KC.

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