Titans get Henry back for divisional round vs. Bengals

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The Tennessee Titans activated Derrick Henry from injured reserve Friday, putting the star running back on track to start Saturday's playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced.

Henry underwent foot surgery in November and hasn't played since Week 8.

The 2020 Offensive Player of the Year was expected to return for the postseason. Because Tennessee finished with the No. 1 seed in the AFC, Henry had an extra week to recover.

Henry was leading the league in every major statistical rushing category before suffering the injury. Despite appearing in only eight games, he still ranked ninth in the NFL with 937 yards and seventh with 10 touchdowns.

The 28-year-old previously led the NFL in carries, yards, and touchdown runs in 2019 and 2020.

Tennessee is 6-2 with Henry on the field this season. Though its offensive production dropped, the team posted a 6-3 record without the star rusher en route to winning the AFC South at 12-5.

The Bengals' defense was one of the NFL's best against the run during the regular season, allowing 102.4 rushing yards per contest.

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