Chris Henry has quickly become the forgotten man in the Tennessee Titans’ backfield.
Coming off of an invisible season consisting of only one measly carry in a meaningless regular-season finale, Henry’s grasp on a roster spot for 2009 appears to be slipping away as we speak.
With the Titans displaying an interest in possibly drafting yet another running back and Rafael Little’s knee in a healthy state, Henry’s days in Nashville may be numbered.
Let’s flashback to what can be referred to as “the best of times” for Chris Henry.
Despite a lack of on-the-field production during his college days, Henry quickly blazed up the draft charts. Buoyed by a scintillating performance at the NFL Draft Combine, “C-Hen” became a surprise pick by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the ’07 Draft.
Continuing with the Dickens’ theme, last year marked “the worst of times” for Henry’s brief career as a Titan. Less than two years after becoming the latest workout warrior to parlay impressive pre-draft workouts into a first-day selection, Henry’s ’08 season primarily consisted of being a part of the team’s inactive list on Sundays.
To make matters worse, his roster spot for the upcoming season is anything but set in stone. The team has already played host to N.C. State RB Andre Brown and most recently, Mike Reinfeldt and Co. met with Michigan State’s Javon Ringer last week. In addition to facing possible competition from a potential draftee, a healthy Rafael Little may also push Henry out of the mix at RB.
At this point, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Titans attempted to move him on draft day, even if it’s in exchange for only a 7th round pick. If Henry isn’t traded, I’m almost expecting him to be released sometime before the start of next season.
So what do you think, guys? Is Henry done in Tennessee?