August 11, 2020


Derrick Henry placed in walking boot

Derrick Henry placed in walking boot

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry had his left foot placed in a walking boot after suffering an injury Friday on the first day of training camp, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

While such a move does not necessarily mean that Henry’s injury – likely an ankle or foot issue – is a serious situation, it does mean that he will probably miss a few days of training camp practice before he is able to get back on the field.

Henry left practice during the individual period Friday and did not return. He was not on the practice field at any time during Saturday’s practice.

After practice on Friday, Coach Mike Vrabel indicated that Henry and rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown, who did not finish practice on the first day, were not seriously injured and were “day to day.”

When asked about an update on Henry after Saturday’s practice, Vrabel said the team would adhere to its policy of not addressing such matters.

“No update,” Vrabel said. “I appreciate the conversation about injuries, but as it relates to specific players, we’re going to remain consistent in our stance with respect to the player, respect to the organization. But those are all the things we talk about when we’re trying to figure out what guys are going to do at practice and where their activity level will be.”

Henry came into this season expected to be the Titans feature back after finishing the 2018 season strong by gaining 625 yards and scoring eight touchdowns during the month of December. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Alabama, finished last season with 1,059 yards rushing.

While Henry and Brown were the only Titans not on the practice field Saturday, defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe exited practice early, walking inside with a trainer.

Also, right tackle Jack Conklin was basically given a maintenance day on Saturday. He warmed up, but then was held out for the day, Vrabel said. Left guard Rodger Saffold was held out of team drills for the second consecutive day.

The Titans will hold their first padded practice on Sunday morning.

Play of the day

Anthony Firkser made the play of the day in 7-on-7 red zone work when he went up into the air with a horizontal leap in the right front corner of the end zone and came down with a Marcus Mariota pass with a one-handed grab as he landed on the pylon. Kevin Byard was on the coverage.

Later in team periods, receiver Corey Davis went up and made a nice leaping catch for a touchdown in the red zone.

The defensive play of the day came cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Mariota in the end zone as the quarterback floated a pass in the direction of Firkser.

Roster move

The Titans signed defensive back Jonathan Crawford to fill the open spot on their roster created Thursday when they waived safety Damon Webb.

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