Titans now have only a week left to extend Derrick Henry's contract. Taking it a step further, everything Tennessee does on offense revolves around its star back. If a deal gets done, it will be interesting to see what kind of guaranteed money Henry is able to secure. I think his durability, his effort, his toughness allowed him to be a leader. COVID-19 has cost the Tennessee Titans to performers on both sides of the ball; Buffalo's injury issues have helped even out things. Tennessee is one of four unbeaten teams remaining in the NFL but few are willing to put make room in their top five. The Titans have finalized a deal with Derrick Henry at the franchise tag signing deadline. In one off-season, the Titans keep both Henry and Ryan Tannehill on long-term deals. 6 Tennessee Titans with the most to lose in 2020, Titans' Dennis Kelly criticizes NFL for handling of COVID-19 protocols, Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans Week 6 injury report: Thursday, Texans vs. Titans: 8 things to know about AFC South showdown, Texans were 'impressed' with Titans' Week 5 showing vs. Bills, Titans' biggest disappointments, surprises through 1st quarter of season, Titans report card: How we graded position groups after Week 5 win, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. But not only did Henry and the Titans get something done, they agreed to what is a big score for the Alabama product. With Henry inked to an extension, the Titans now have their successful QB-RB duo from 2019 locked up for the foreseeable future after also signing Ryan Tannehill to a four-year, $118 million extension earlier this offseason. Is Titans' Reggie Gilbert on the roster bubble going into training camp? To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. The rookie can return after three weeks. ET on Wednesday, July 15th to get a deal done, and Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport are both reporting they are close to finalizing it at the wire. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. The Titans added Darrynton Evans in the third round of the 2020 draft after releasing Dion Lewis. The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner rushed for 100 yards or more in five of the final six regular season games capped by a 211-yard performance against Houston. Just barely ahead of the 4 p.m. More than a dozen players would have been unable to practice had a workout been scheduled. Evans will get opportunities as a rookie, but Henry will be getting the bulk of the work. The Tennessee Titans placed the franchise tag on running back Derrick Henry earlier this year, but it looks like the two sides are closing in on a contract extension. Pat Mayo goes position-by-position breaking down the Sunday NFL slate, giving his Week 6 DraftKings picks for GPPs. Landry ranks second in career sacks among all 2018 draft picks. Henry, Lewan and Byard all have been a part of three playoff wins in the past three seasons. Brown and DaQuan Jones, fresh off their returns, among those who sit out as preparations for Houston commence. ET Wednesday deadline, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Henry and the Titans have agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed. The Tennessee Titans have extended, for four years, their star RB Derrick Henry. Titans agree to terms on multi-year contract with Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2), The King is Back » https://t.co/tWCQfXfWaL pic.twitter.com/7yP4iqARp4, — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 15, 2020. It means that the Titans’ leading rusher each of the last three seasons, their starting quarterback (Tannehill), their leaders in receptions (A.J. Each has been to the Pro Bowl at least once, as has Tannehill. ET. Home. There’s only … Wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cameron Batson were removed Wednesday. And, if so, for how much? Brown is one of eight rookie wide receivers in the last decade to top 1,000 receiving yards. Running back Derrick Henry agreed to a contract extension that will keep him on the roster beyond just this season. The parties had until 4 p.m. Tennessee Titans quarterback stumbled, fell as he attempted to celebrate his first rushing score of the season Tuesday against Buffalo. Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons was one of several members of the Tennessee Titans' organization to test positive for COVID-19 during the team's recent outbreak. 3:30 p.m. update: Jay Glazer is hearing the extension is for four years. In terms of annual average, Henry’s contract ranks fifth among running backs, according to Over the Cap, so this is actually a solid deal for both sides. Henry ranked 12th in traditional fantasy points per game and 13th in DraftKings DFS points per game. Most estimates had Henry getting three years on a contract extension at most, so the running back getting a fourth year appears to be a win on the surface before we get the specifics of the contract’s details. The parties had until 4 p.m. That would potentially keep him in Tennessee through 2023. This resolution, which followed an ESPN report a day earlier that an extension was unlikely, answers the questions that had been asked in relation to the Titans more than any other this offseason. He scored five rushing touchdowns each of his first two seasons, 12 in 2018 and 16 in 2019. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Simmons spoke to the media on Thursday and not only revealed that he's "feeling great" after recovering from the virus, but also spoke about the symptoms he was experiencing, per Terry McCormick of Titan Insider. Title says it all! Register today for free or log in to access this premium article. Darrynton Evans continues to struggle with a hamstring issue that has hindered him since preseason camp. Please check your email for a confirmation. View Comments. In the playoffs, he had 34 rushes for 182 yards and a touchdown in a road upset of the Patriots, and then 30 rushes for 195 yards in a road upset of the Ravens. Sign up for the Titans Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. NASHVILLE – Free agency and the draft were merely the warm-up acts. He rushed for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns, while averaging 5.1 yards per carry. “I’m feeling great right now actually. I think that when he was excited and he talked to guys on the field or in the locker room, they listened.”. News that the Tennessee Titans and Derrick Henry agreed to a four-year extension at the franchise tag deadline should be worrisome for the Houston Texans. ET on Wednesday, July 15th to get a deal done, and Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport are both reporting they are close to finalizing it at the wire. Henry already ranks fifth in franchise history with 3,833 career rushing yards and is one of two running backs (Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is the other) with multiple 200-yard rushing performances. Kamalei Correa has requested a trade a day after he was inactive for the victory over the Buffalo Bills. Tennessee's COVID-19 outbreak has created a rare NFL Tuesday night contest. He also had a career high 18 catches for 206 yards and two more touchdowns. Now it is clear that the only place he is going is further up that list. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2020. Should Tennessee sign Henry to a long-term deal? The Titans will get plenty of criticism for this deal in an age where long-term contracts for running backs often fail and only the truly elite dual-threat backs tend to get big deals, something Henry is not. SCORES SCHEDULE STANDINGS. He finished as the NFL rushing champion with 1,540 yards. If you don’t think he will break down after heavy usage in 2019, Henry remains a stable back to build your team around. “I think the guys we need to win are in that locker room. Evans had been dealing with a hamstring injury all season, and while he was able to suit up in Week 5, he was forced to exit early. Brown and Landry are still playing under their rookie contracts. Running backs have been losing value with regularity over the past few years, and it has been difficult for them to land the kinds of deals we saw 10 or 15 years ago. However, there was also some bad news, as running back and 2020 third-round pick, Darrynton Evans, has been placed on Injured Reserve. ET Wednesday deadline, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Henry and the Titans have agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed. He rushed for at least 149 yards in four of the final six games of the regular season. The Tennessee Titans have reportedly gotten a contract extension done with running back Derrick Henry right at the buzzer. The Titans took to Twitter to make the agreement official. Rather than steal the show, though, Henry’s pact ensures that the show will go on. TEAMS. 4:10 p.m. update: Adam Schefter is reporting Henry has signed a four-year contract worth $50 million, with $25.5 million in guaranteed money. A.J. Henry wrapped up his rookie contract this past season with the best season of his career. The Tennessee Titans should be getting back their best defender in Week 6, as the team announced that defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. I think he helped carry my message, and our staff's message into the locker room. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Although half the deal is guaranteed, we don’t know yet how much of that is fully guaranteed. Tennessee made one recent change to the practice squad last week, as the team added veteran long snapper Matt Overton as an insurance policy for Beau Brinkley, who came off the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday. Erik Bacharach. The reported four-year, $50 million deal ($25.5 million guaranteed), first confirmed by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, negates the one-year, non-exclusive franchise tender Henry signed in April, which would have paid him $10.278 million for this season. Just barely ahead of the 4 p.m. Nashville Tennessean. Henry and the Titans are working to reach a contract extension before the July 15 deadline. https://titanswire.usatoday.com/2020/07/15/tennessee-titans-derrick-henry-agree-contract-extension-report/. However, Henry’s situation is a bit different because of his ability to take games over and put up ridiculous numbers on the ground, as well as his overall importance to Tennessee’s offense. Henry’s deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is for $50 million over four years with more than $25 million of that being guaranteed (meaning Henry receives it no matter what). “But he became a leader. “There’s a lot of guys coming back that I think are extremely talented and good football players, and guys I love going to work with every single day,” Tannehill said after he signed his own extension earlier this offseason.

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