The Tennessee Titans have reportedly told Derrick Henry that they do not plan to trade him. The news will likely come as a surprise to many, not least Derrick Henry.
Earlier in the week the Titans shipped Kevin Byard to the Eagles for Terrell Edmunds and two late-round picks. After the trade Eagles DC Sean Desai said, “He has played in a lot of different defenses. Really smart. Great leader. I’ve gotten great reports.”
SO WHY ARE THE TITANS KEEPING HENRY?
Trading a good piece like Byard makes the questions around Henry even more baffling. Approaching his 30th birthday, with over 2,000 career carries, and an impending free agent, it makes no sense to not cash in on Henry. The Titans won’t get much for him, but with the Cowboys reportedly interested, it makes no sense not to get a draft pick for a player leaving at the end of the season.
With the Titans languishing at 2-4, even though the games have been mostly competitive, this season isn’t going to be a memorable one in Tennessee. So the only way this “news” makes sense is if they’re trying to squeeze a little more value out of Dallas.