The Tennessee Titans running back officially was designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday, clearing his path to return to practice and opening his 21-day window to return from IR to the active roster. NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe previously reported that Henry was expected to practice today.
“Just see how he responds,” Vrabel told reporters Wednesday. “No different than anyone coming off injured reserve.”
Getting Henry back at practice doesn’t mean the bulldozing back will participate in Sunday’s Week 18 bout against the Houston Texans, as Tennessee seeks to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but it gives him a chance — albeit a seeming long shot.
Titans officially designated RB Derrick Henry to return off IR today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2022
Derrick Henry is expected to return to Titans practice tomorrow, per @diannaESPN
He hasn’t participated since being put on IR with a fractured foot on Nov. 1 pic.twitter.com/nb8Flnuiu1
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 5, 2022