Titans news: Tennessee RB Derrick Henry is questionable to play the Texans
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Titans RB Derrick Henry is questionable to play the Texans

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The Tennessee Titans need running back Derrick Henry now more than ever. On Sunday, the 8-5 surging Titans will battle the 8-5 Houston Texans, in Nashville, for the temporary crown of the AFC South division. However, it is unknown if he will play.

After not practicing all week, the Titans designated Henry as questionable to play on Sunday with a hamstring injury.

If Henry is out, the Titans would be dealing with a hole in their offense nearly impossible to fill. A 6-foot-3, 247-pound menace, the Alabama Crimson Tide product develops Tennessee’s No. 1-ranked play-action offense. He can also carry the workload on his own.

On 250 rushes, Henry has amassed 1,243 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season, good for five yards per rush. Since the Denver Broncos limited him to 28 yards on 15 attempts in Week 6, he has acted the part of the NFL’s most productive back. Following that poor outing against Denver, Henry has 827 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on six yards per carry.

Though questionable, the likely situation is that Henry does play, considering his words said early in the week.

“Ain’t no quittin’ in me,” Henry said on Tuesday, according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ team website. “My leg is going to have to be halfway off for me to stop. I am going to go out there and help my team win games and play through it.”

Nevertheless, safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) will join Henry as questionable. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (foot), wide receiver Adam Humphries (ankle), and linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder) will not play on Sunday.