Titans RB Henry returns to the field

Field Level Media

August 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm.

Running back Derrick Henry practiced with the Tennessee Titans on Monday after being sidelined with a calf injury since early in training camp.

Henry eased back into practice, taking handoffs and catching the ball out of the backfield.

Head coach Mike Vrabel wouldn’t commit to Henry playing in Sunday night’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“We will see how he is and if we can progress a little bit more tomorrow,” Vrabel said. “I am not going to hope and wish, but if he’s better by Sunday and ready to play then we will play him. If not we will keep working toward getting him back.”

Henry, 25, posted career highs with 1,059 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He had a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run against Jacksonville in Week 14.

Henry has totaled 2,293 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns along with 39 catches for 372 yards and one score in 47 games since the Titans drafted him in the second round in 2016.

In other personnel news, the Titans removed kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith from the physically unable to perform list.

Both veterans passed their physicals and were cleared to return to practice with about three weeks left until the Sept. 8 season opener in Cleveland against the Browns.

Succop, 32, has been recovering from offseason knee surgery. He made 26 of 30 field goals last season and has converted 83.6 percent of his field goals (235 of 281) over 10 seasons with the Titans (2014-18) and Kansas City Chiefs (2009-13).

Smith, who turns 24 on Thursday, has also been recovering from knee surgery. He caught 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games last season. The 2017 third-round pick has 38 receptions for 415 yards and five scores in 29 career games with Tennessee.

Smith practice on Monday but Succop didn’t, ESPN reported.