Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) warms up during a training camp practice at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Report: Titans give RB Derrick Henry $2M raise

The Tennessee Titans gave running back Derrick Henry a $2 million raise on Thursday, NFL Network reported.

The length of his contract, which expires in 2023, didn’t change.

Henry, 28, signed a four-year, $50 million contract with a $12 million signing bonus and $25.5 million in guaranteed money in July 2020, per reports. He was due to make $12.5 million this season.

In 2020, he was a first-team All-Pro selection after rushing for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns.

A broken foot in 2021 limited Henry to just eight games, though he still managed to gain 937 yards and score 10 rushing touchdowns.

In 86 career games (55 starts), Henry has run for 6,797 yards and 65 touchdowns. He also has 846 receiving yards and three scores.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) heads for a touchdown against Kansas City Chief during the AFC Wild Card game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 6, 2018.

Reports: Derrick Henry won’t be on snap count vs. Bengals

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who is coming off a broken foot, won’t be on a snap count in Saturday’s AFC divisional round playoff game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, multiple outlets reported.

Henry, 28, has not played since breaking his foot on Oct. 31 during a 34-31 overtime win at the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans activated the two-time NFL rushing champion on Friday.

The 2020 All-Pro had a steel plate inserted into his foot during surgery on Nov. 2. Henry is also expected to face Cincinnati with a metal plate in his shoe, similar to those worn by players who have turf toe, NFL Network reported.

Henry was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2020, when he rushed for a league-leading 2,027 yards and 17 scores. In eight games this season, Henry ran for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns, both team bests.

After Henry won the 2015 Heisman Trophy with Alabama, the Titans selected him with 45th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 86 regular-season games with Tennessee, Henry has rushed for 6,797 yards and 65 touchdowns.

In six career playoff games with the Titans, Henry has run for 670 yards and three touchdowns.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs through the New England Patriots defense during the AFC Wild Card game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 4, 2020.

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Report: Titans RB Henry expected to start vs. Bengals

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will be activated and is expected to start the AFC divisional-round game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, ESPN reported.

The Titans have until 4 p.m. ET on Friday to make the move official.

Henry, 28, hasn’t played since sustaining a fractured foot on Oct. 31, but his window to be activated to the 53-man roster opened Jan. 5, giving Tennessee time to get him on the field and set benchmarks for his return. The Titans bought him additional time by clinching the top seed in playoffs and a first-round bye with a 28-25 victory over the Houston Texans on Jan. 9.

“I felt great. I just wanted to get some pads on,” said Henry, who participated in practice this week without any reported issue.

The NFL’s leading rusher at the time of his injury, Henry missed nine games but still finished ninth among running backs in rushing yards (937) this season.

D’Onta Foreman filled in with Henry out and had 566 yards on 133 carries (4.3 yards per carry). Coach Mike Vrabel said Foreman would remain involved in the game plan regardless of Henry’s game-day status.

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Oct 31, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball during warm ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Titans RB Derrick Henry out of finale, expected for playoffs

Three days after designating Derrick Henry for return from injured reserve, the Tennessee Titans decided not to activate the two-time Pro Bowl running back ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Houston Texans.

Despite remaining inactive, Henry began practicing this week and his 21-day window to active status leaves plenty of time for him to return to the field during the postseason.

The Titans (11-5) have already won the AFC South division crown and will clinch the AFC’s top seed along with a first-round playoff bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win at Houston (4-12).

Henry, who turned 28 on Tuesday, has not played since suffering a broken bone in his right foot during a win on Halloween against the Indianapolis Colts.

The injury cut short another standout season for Henry, who was the league’s leading rusher at the time he was hurt. He still leads the NFL with 117.1 rushing yards per game, the third straight season he has topped all of football (tied for NFL’s longest streak since the 1970 merger).

Despite playing in just eight games this season, Henry is tied for sixth in carries (219) and ranks sixth overall in rushing yards (937). He reached double digits in rushing touchdowns (10) for the fourth straight season.

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Oct 31, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball during warm ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Titans designate RB Derrick Henry to return from IR

The Tennessee Titans designated running back Derrick Henry to return from injured reserve, clearing the way for his return to practice Wednesday.

The Titans (11-5) now have a 21-day window to activate the two-time NFL rushing champion to the 53-man roster.

Tennessee has already clinched the AFC South division title and can secure the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed and home-field advantage with a road win Sunday against the Houston Texans (4-12).

Securing the bye week that comes with the No. 1 seed would give Henry until the weekend of Jan. 22-23 to get back into shape for the postseason.

Henry landed on IR on Nov. 1 with a broken bone in his right foot. Head coach Mike Vrabel and the Titans made their decision Wednesday after evaluating Henry’s light workout on Monday.

Henry, 28, was leading the NFL in rushing with 937 yards at the time of the injury, sustained Oct. 31 against the Indianapolis Colts. He had surgery to repair the “Jones fracture” on Nov. 2.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs through the Indianapolis Colts defense during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Report: Derrick Henry (foot) ‘expected’ at Titans’ practice Wed.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who has been on injured reserve since Nov. 1 with a broken bone in his right foot, is expected to return from injured reserve Wednesday and participate in practice, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Henry got some light work in Monday, when Titans coach Mike Vrabel said the team will consider whether to activate his window to return from injured reserve mid-week. If Henry is designated to return, he’ll have a 21-day window to return to the 53-man active roster.

Henry suffered the injury Oct. 31 (Week 8) against the Indianapolis Colts. At the time, he led the NFL in rushing with 937 yards.

Henry, 28, had surgery to repair the “Jones” fracture on Nov. 2. Since his absence, D’Onta Foreman has been the lead running back in Tennessee, piling up 497 yards.

Even with Henry’s return to practice, the two-time NFL rushing champion may not suit up for the Titans in their season finale against the Houston Texans. The Titans (11-5) have locked up their division and currently hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

They can lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win in Houston (4-12) Sunday, but the team may choose to rest Henry to give him an extra week off before the playoffs with a potential first-round playoff bye the next week.

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Oct 31, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) looks on in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Titans RB Derrick Henry could return this week

There’s a chance the Tennessee Titans could have All-Pro running back Derrick Henry along for their playoff run.

Head coach Mike Vrabel said Henry will do some work Monday and the team will consider whether to activate his window to return from injured reserve.

“We’ve discussed it. We’ll see where it goes,” Vrabel told reporters. “We’ll probably make a decision mid-week.”

Henry, who turns 28 on Tuesday, had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot on Nov. 2.

The two-time NFL rushing champion was leading the league with 937 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns at the time of his injury in Week 8.

Tennessee (11-5) currently holds the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Titans can clinch a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory Sunday at the Houston Texans (4-12).

–Field Level Media