Mike Vrabel: I think Derrick Henry looked good this week

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The Titans designated running back Derrick Henry to return from injured reserve earlier this week and he may get activated for Sunday’s regular-season finale against Houston.

In his Friday press conference, Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t say whether or not Henry will play on Sunday. But he left the door open for it.

“I think he looked good,” Vrabel said, via Ben Arthur of The Tennessean. “Two days on the turf, we’ll see where he’s at tomorrow and see how he responds, but I feel good about where he’s at.”

With snow in the area, the Titans practiced indoors for a couple of sessions this week instead of outside on grass.

Henry hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury against the Colts in October. He’s nevertheless sixth in the league with 937 rushing yards. He also has 10 rushing touchdowns this season.

If the Titans defeat the Texans on Sunday, they’ll clinch the AFC’s top seed and a first-round playoff bye. That could give Henry a couple of extra weeks to get ready for the postseason if Tennessee decides not to activate him for Week 18.

Running back D’Onta Foreman could make that an easier decision, as he’s rushed for 100 yards three times this season — including posting 132 yards last week in the 34-3 victory over Miami.

14 responses to “Mike Vrabel: I think Derrick Henry looked good this week

  1. The dude hasn’t played since October and still has the sixth highest rushing total in the league?!!? #beast

  2. The King will be running ANGRY. His season got de-railed and he’ll be out for blood.

  3. While most teams sit their stars in week 18 so they don’t get hurt before the playoffs, the Titans are considering playing Henry. Weird.

  4. The Titans are a well coached, tough, talented team. Hope Henry is back to 100%. Would be cool to see either the Titans or Bengals bring home the SB this year

  5. I’ve picked Titans to go to Superbowl and I think they’ll win it all, especially if they play a weak team like the Packers who can’t stop the run.

  6. Chiefs fan here…and you gotta be terrified…Henry was out for a third of the season and still managed the 1 seed. What a disaster for the AFC

  7. As a football fan, I’m truly grateful for everything King Henry has already given us on the field. To have him come back healthy for the playoffs would be an absolute delight. I’m positively giddy just thinking about it.

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