Jan 6, 2022 - Sports

King Henry returns to practice

Derrick Henry on the field during a Titans game
Derrick Henry. Photo: Wade Payne/AP

Already one win away from securing the top seed in the AFC playoffs, the Titans welcomed star running back Derrick Henry back to practice on Wednesday.

  • Henry was designated to return off the injured reserve list after being sidelined since Nov. 1.

Why it matters: Henry is a rampaging force of a running back who could power the Titans to their first Super Bowl appearance in 22 years.

  • His return is emblematic of an odd season in which the Titans defeated top AFC contenders while weathering a rash of injuries. The Titans set a record earlier this season for most players used in the regular season.

Yes, but: It remains unclear when Henry will be activated and he still may not play in the Week 18 season finale against the Texans.

By the numbers: Just how good was King Henry this season? Associated Press reporter Teresa Walker pointed out that despite not playing since October, Henry is still sixth in the league in rushing.

  • That's because he was on a tear to start the season with 937 yards in just eight games.
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