Derrick Henry is expected to practice Wednesday

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Derrick Henry turned 28 today, and he and the Titans will celebrate Wednesday.

The running back is expected to practice tomorrow, opening Henry’s 21-day window to return to the active roster, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

Henry jogged on the grass in cleats last week to test his fractured foot and went through an additional workout Monday. His foot fared well afterward, giving the team confidence it’s time for Henry’s comeback to begin.

The Titans placed Henry on injured reserve Nov. 1 after his injury in Week 8 against the Colts. He led the NFL in rushing with 937 yards in only eight games this season. Henry still ranks sixth among all running backs this season despite missing eight games.

D'Onta Foreman has rushed for 497 yards since Henry went down, and the Titans are 5-3.

Henry might not play against the Texans, but if the Titans clinch the No. 1 seed with a win Sunday, they would not play again for two weeks.

10 responses to “Derrick Henry is expected to practice Wednesday

  1. King Henry is a beast. If his foot is healed, look out. You know he’s in great shape, no contact for 8 weeks, and well rested.Titans offence gets a huge lift when the King is ballin’. They will be a tough out, especially if they secure the #1 seed in the AFC.

  2. The AFC just became that much harder to represent in the SB.

    As a Patriots fan I have nothing but respect for how the Titans continued to fight each and every week with the major contributors they lost for weeks on end due to injuries.

    They are going to be one tough out in the playoffs!

  3. Henry or Chubb should be All-pro along with Taylor … what other backs are more valuable ?

  4. Could this be the year? As a Titans fan since the announcement of the move dropped, past experience says “no”. Is this the most promise we’ve had since McNair (RIP), George, and Wychek? Absolutely. Getting King Henry back would be HUGE, both for the offense in general and Ryan Tannehill specifically. Regardless of the continued production of the running game, Tannehill just hasn’t been the same guy since Henry went out. D’onta Foreman has done a fine job filling in, but he doesn’t have that second gear, that ‘take it to the house’ ability Henry has.

  5. Pat’s fan here. If they can’t make it to the SB, I’d love to see the Titans there. Vrabel is a good coach with a gritty team.

  6. Jogging on grass last week? he’s not playing meaningful football anytime soon. (and I put $50 on Tenn to win the AFC two weeks ago so I hope he does)

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