Tennessee Titans RB Henry Back at Tuesday Practice

The Tennessee Titans face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a winner-take-all showdown for the AFC South on Saturday, and they should have their best player ready to go when they take the field. Running back Derrick Henry was at practice Tuesday, indicating he should be ready for Week 18. Henry missed Week 17 with a hip injury, a 27-13 Thursday Night Football loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Backup running backs Hassan Haskins, Jonathan Ward, and Julius Chesnut combined for 65 yards on 20 carries. Henry has averaged 95.3 rushing yards per game all on his own this season.

Considering they will be without their starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Titans will need Henry's best effort to stand a chance against the Jaguars on Saturday. The Jags blew out the Titans 36-22 in Week 14 in part because of a pair of lost Henry fumbles. The three-time Pro Bowler rumbled for 121 yards on only 17 carries, so if he can cut out the mistakes, the Titans could have a chance to steal a win.

At 7-9, the Titans are guaranteed to finish with a losing record for the first time since head coach Mike Vrabel joined the organization. Henry isn't to blame; he has put together yet another solid season, totalling 1429 rushing yards at an efficient 4.5 yards per carry while adding a career-high 379 yards through the air over his 15 appearances this year.
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