The Tennessee Titans promoted running back David Fluellen to their 53-man roster Monday afternoon.
To make room on the roster, the Titans waived cornerback Cody Riggs for the second time this season. Riggs was waived just before the season opener to make room for guard Josh Kline, but was re-signed by the Titans before week two.
Fluellen spent all of last season on the practice squad for the Titans and was with the club again in camp this year before being waived in final cuts and re-signed to the practice squad.
The move comes because of a calf injury suffered by Derrick Henry in pre-game warmups before Sunday’s 43-35 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Henry had an MRI done on Monday, and the injury, according to Coach Mike Mularkey is about the rookie’s pain tolerance.
Antonio Andrews filled in for Henry backing up DeMarco Murray on Sunday, gaining 14 yards on two carries.
Fluellen’s promotion indicates that the Titans are probably expecting to be without the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner at least for this week’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
“He had an MRI and it shows a strain of the calf. That’s kind of an injury that a lot of it’s pain tolerance. It could be a day up to it a couple weeks. We’ll monitor that as we go,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
As for other injuries, the Titans are hoping to get left guard Quinton Spain back on the practice field at least from a hyper-extended right knee that has kept him out for two weeks.
Rashad Johnson, who has been out for two games with a neck injury, is expected back this week.