The Tennessee Titans should not anticipated to have star operating again Derrick Henry once they tackle the Dallas Cowboys on “Thursday Night Football,” based on NFL Media. Henry is formally listed as uncertain for Week 17 resulting from a hip damage that restricted him in apply all week. Now, Hassan Haskins is slated to see the majority of the work out of Tennessee’s backfield.
Thursday’s Week 17 opener in opposition to Dallas means nearly nothing to the Titans. No matter how this recreation unfolds together with the remainder of the weekend, they’re going to nonetheless be in postseason rivalry and will probably be going through a winner take all matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 18 for the AFC South crown.
With that in thoughts, it seems like Tennessee is opting to relaxation any participant that may be a bit banged as much as have them contemporary for that rather more essential showdown subsequent week. Already, Mike Vrabel’s workforce has dominated out eight gamers, which embrace Ryan Tannehill, Jeffery Simmons, and Zach Cunningham. While Henry is technically listed as uncertain, it would not make a lot sense to provide him his ordinary workload in opposition to a troublesome Dallas protection and danger him getting harm earlier than the matchup with Jacksonville, which is actually a playoff recreation.
Henry has began and performed in every of Tennessee’s 15 video games this season and has performed 66.1% of the offensive snaps (ninth-most on the workforce). He additionally leads the league in speeding makes an attempt getting into Week 17, so giving him this week to get a breather may assist the linchpin of their offense be that rather more impactful in opposition to the Jags.
As for Haskins, this could be the primary begin of his profession if Henry is finally dominated out. The 2022 fourth-round pick of Michigan has performed sparingly this season, logging 11 carries for 50 yards. He’s additionally caught all seven of his targets for 31 yards. Of course, quarterback Malik Willis ought to issue into Tennessee’s floor assault as properly.
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