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Sport Titans All-Pro RB Derrick Henry activated from IR, set to face Bengals

12:10  04 april  2022
12:10  04 april  2022 Source:   yardbarker.com

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To steal from the popular Disney movie: The King has returned.

Tennessee officially activated running back Derrick Henry off injured reserve. © Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Tennessee officially activated running back Derrick Henry off injured reserve.

As had been expected for days, if not longer, the Tennessee Titans officially activated running back Derrick Henry off injured reserve Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday's home playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Henry was initially designated to return from IR on Jan. 5, but head coach Mike Vrabel understandably played it cool regarding the 28-year-old's status over the past couple of weeks as the bruising ball-carrier completed contact practices and tested the foot that he injured all the way back on Halloween.

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When King Henry went down during an overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 31, he was serving as the NFL's reigning two-time rushing champion and leading the league with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns on 219 carries. More than a handful of analysts and fans named Henry the Most Valuable Player of the season's opening half, and Greg Brainos of Yahoo Sports noted Tennessee's RB1 is becoming a popular pick among some bettors to win Super Bowl MVP honors next month.

It's believed Henry will receive the bulk of the touches out of the backfield against Cincinnati and, thus, relegate replacement D'Onta Foreman to a rotational role until further notice.


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The Latest On Derrick Henry's Status Heading Into Saturday's Playoff Game, Per Report

  The Latest On Derrick Henry's Status Heading Into Saturday's Playoff Game, Per Report The Titans running back underwent surgery after he broke his foot in Week 8 against the Colts. View the original article to see embedded media.Derrick Henry is not only going to be activated but is expected to start during Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, according to ESPN. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said during the Pat McAfee Show on Friday that it “feels like all systems go,” and that the Titans running back physically “is probably closer to 100% now than if he had been playing the last two months."The franchise has until 4 p.m. ET on Friday to make the move official.

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