Titans Activate RB Derrick Henry From Injured Reserve

NASHVILLE – The King is back.

Officially, back.

The Titans on Friday activated running back Derrick Henry from Injured Reserve, setting the stage for him to return to action in the team’s Divisional Round playoff game against the Bengals on Saturday at Nissan Stadium.

On January 5, the Titans moved Henry to the team’s “Designated for Return from Injured Reserve” list, clearing his return to practice.

He’s been practicing ever since, on Tuesday for the first time in pads. On Wednesday, Henry said the contact felt “great.”

Henry has missed the last nine games with a foot injury.

Henry talked to reporters this week for the first time since suffering the foot injury that’s sidelined him since the team’s October 31 game against the Colts, which put him on Injured Reserve.

“I’m happy to be back,” Henry said. “You definitely appreciate this game a lot more when you are away from it, being away from teammates and just having that camaraderie and going to work every day and playing on Sundays each and every week. I definitely missed that.

“I’m just happy to be back and I’m appreciative of everybody that helped me get to be able to be back and contribute during the playoffs. I am just happy to be back playing football.”

In eight games in 2021, Henry has totaled 937 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 219 attempts, along with 18 receptions for 154 yards to…

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