The Tennessee Titans are set to host the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game Saturday. The Titans have high hopes that All Pro running back Derrick Henry will be able to make his return for this game. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel provided an update on Henry’s availability Tuesday.
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Nashville sports reporter Emily Proud shared Vrabel’s take on Twitter.
Vrabel says the team will wear pads at practice today and that’ll be big for Derrick Henry to try and replicate what he will face in a game – “it’s been a while since he’s had contact.” #Titans
— Emily Proud (@emily_proud) January 18, 2022
Vrabel commented saying that Henry is going to practice in pads Tuesday. He mentioned that it will be a big step for him to attempt to replicate what it will be like playing in the game this weekend.
Henry had previously returned to practice but was not in full pads.
The Pro Bowl running back suffered a foot injury 12 weeks ago and was initially thought to be lost for the year. However, the foot has healed quicker than expected. Henry was designated to return on January 5th, opening the 21-day window for the team to add him to their active roster.
Despite missing half of the season, Henry still finished 9th in the NFL in rushing with 937 yards on the ground.
The Titans are getting healthy at the right time. They might also get starting fullback Tory Carter back for the game vs. the Bengals. Carter missed the final month of the regular season. For most teams, a fullback is not pivotal. For a team like the Titans, that can make a big difference.
The Titans are expected to have Derrick Henry active for this game. Wide receivers AJ Brown and Julio Jones are also healthy. Tennessee has only had all three of those players healthy for a couple of games this season.
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Tennessee hosts the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Saturday at 4:30pm ET.