Titans did not activate Derrick Henry for Week 18

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Derrick Henry‘s return will have to come in the postseason.

The Titans did not activate their star running back off of injured reserve on Saturday. That means Henry is ineligible to play in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans.

Henry was designated to return from IR earlier this week. He suffered a foot injury against the Colts in late October and has been out ever since. He’s still sixth in the league with 937 yards rushing.

On Friday, Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel said Henry looked good at practice throughout the week.

The Titans will clinch the AFC’s No. 1 seed if they beat the Texans on Sunday. If that expected result happens, Henry would have an extra week to re-acclimate, as Tennessee wouldn’t play until Jan. 22 or Jan. 23.

Tennessee did sign defensive lineman Kevin Strong to the active roster and released running back Jeremy McNichols. The club also elevated defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand and running back Jordan Wilkins from the practice squad.

10 responses to “Titans did not activate Derrick Henry for Week 18

  1. Makes sense, probably not gonna make the playoffs anyway. Better luck next year big cat.

  2. Of the two current number one seeds, I’m not sure which is more vulnerable, but somehow I think it’s Green Bay?

  3. realnflfan says:
    January 8, 2022 at 5:09 pm
    Makes sense, probably not gonna make the playoffs anyway. Better luck next year big cat.

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    They are already in

  4. I don’t understand why they cut McNichols, did he have a fumble at a horrible time that cost them a game? I thought he was a really good third down back.

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