Tennessee Titans Professional Bowl working again Derrick Henry isn’t anticipated to play in Sunday’s sport towards the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring damage, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Titans formally downgraded Henry to questionable on Saturday after not itemizing him on their authentic damage report Friday. Henry didn’t apply Thursday however was listed as a full participant in Friday’s apply.
Henry, the NFL’s second-leading rusher, didn’t apply in any respect in Week 15 due to the hamstring damage however had 21 carries for 86 yards final Sunday in Tennessee’s loss to the Houston Texans. The previous Heisman Trophy winner has rushed for 1,329 yards this season, trailing solely Cleveland’s Nick Chubb (1,408) for the league lead.
Henry’s absence is critical for the Titans (Eight-6), who’re battling the Pittsburgh Steelers (Eight-6) for the AFC’s remaining playoff berth and host a Saints workforce that boasts the NFL’s fourth-best run protection.
With out Henry, veteran working again Dion Lewis figures to see an elevated function for the Titans. The one different working backs on Tennessee’s lively roster are undrafted rookie Khari Blasingame, who has not had a single carry this season, and Dalyn Dawkins, who was promoted from the apply squad Saturday.