Titans functioning back Derrick Henry downgraded to questionable forward of Sunday’s activity vs. Saints – CBS Sports activities

The Titans’ greatest player’s position for Sunday’s 7 days sixteen matchup against the Saints is now in question. On Saturday, the Titans detailed Professional Bowl managing back Derrick Henry as questionable for Sunday’s video game with a hamstring injury. 

Henry, the league’s second-main rusher, was a comprehensive participant during Friday’s exercise. He was constrained throughout Thursday’s practice after remaining held out of Wednesday’s apply. 

With Henry’s position up in the air, the Titans promoted working back Dalyn Dawkins up from the practice squad. A two-12 months veteran out of Colorado State, Dawkins has just two carries in two game titles this period. Dion Lewis, who was on the team’s personal injury report through the week with an ankle personal injury, is envisioned to enjoy in Sunday’s recreation towards the Saints. Lewis has 62 touches for 279 yards and one particular touchdown this period for the Titans, who need to have a acquire about New Orleans in purchase to preserve rate with the Steelers in the fight for the last place in the AFC playoffs. 

The Titans’ offense will unquestionably have its work minimize out for them if Henry cannot participate in on Sunday. The league’s 2nd-top rusher with one,329 yards getting into Sunday’s game, Henry’s 271 carries this season is 233 a lot more than the Titans’ second main rusher, Lewis, even though quarterback Ryan Tannehill is 3rd on the workforce with 37 carries. Tannehill is in fact the Titans’ second-main rusher with 157 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

With or with out Henry, the Titans’ offense will probable characteristic a continuous eating plan of passes versus a Saints protection that is seventeenth towards the move and fourth towards the operate. New Orleans is also just twentieth in the league in touchdown passes allowed (24) moving into Sunday’s sport. The Titans’ best ranked crimson zone offense will certainly consider a blow if Henry — who has rushed for 13 touchdowns this season — won’t be able to engage in. 

With Houston’s highway win around Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Titans can no lengthier get the AFC South and will require to outduel the Steelers for the last location in the AFC playoffs. Tennessee will facial area the divisional winner Texans on the highway in 7 days seventeen, though the Steelers will deal with the Jets in New York on Sunday just before heading to Baltimore to confront the AFC North division champion Ravens.