Derrick Henry: Timetable, Injury, Foot Surgery, Who will replace, Back Up 2021

Derrick Lamar Henry Jr. is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. His imposing rushing game and larger stature than the average running back earned him the nickname “King Henry”.

Derrick Henry: Timetable, Injury, Foot Surgery, Who will replace, Back Up 2021

Timetable:

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Playoffs (?) JAC, PIT, SF  (Avg. Opponent Rating)
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Sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Henry is expected to miss the rest of the season. Adrian Peterson, 36, who is fifth on the league’s career rushing list, is initially being signed to the Titans’ practice squad with the expectation he will be added to active roster, a source told Schefter.

Injury:

Later Monday, the Titans placed Henry on injured reserve, opening up a roster spot on their 53-man roster.

Last week, the Titans placed backup running back Darrynton Evans on injured reserve, losing him for the season to a knee injury. The Titans also have running backs Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard on the roster.

Foot surgery:

Derrick Henry: Timetable, Injury, Foot Surgery, Who will replace, Back Up 2021

NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry underwent surgery Tuesday on his injured right foot, and coach Mike Vrabel said on Monday that the Tennessee Titans are not putting a timeline on when he will return.

He had tests Monday to check the severity of the injury after he finished Sunday’s 34-31 overtime win in Indianapolis.

Vrabel said he knows Henry will do everything possible to work himself back to help the Titans (6-2).

Who will replace:

Adrian Peterson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans have signed 2012 NFL MVP and four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson to help replace NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry. The Titans announced Tuesday they signed Peterson to the practice squad.

Tennessee plans to add the 36-year-old Peterson to the active roster with the Titans visiting the Rams on Sunday night.

Back up 2021:

Jeremy McNichols

Henry’s backup on the Titans depth chart is Jeremy McNichols, who will likely see an increased role in the offense for the rest of the season. Here are four things we know about McNichols.

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