Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry discusses possibility of new contract

Dani Mohr
Nashville Tennessean
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry considered his future with the team following mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday. 

While discussing the possibility of a new contract with the Titans, the 28-year-old star running back offered his thoughts on staying with the organization in Tennessee. 

"It's always good to get a promotion at your job," Henry told reporters following practice on Tuesday. "If that's what the future holds, that would be great."

Henry's hefty contract is scheduled to expire at the end of the 2023 season. The running back signed a four-year, $50 million contract with a $12 million signing bonus, $25.5 million guaranteed and an average annual salary of $12.5 million in July 2020.  He is expected to earn a base salary of $12 million with a cap hit of $15 million and dead cap value of $6 million in 2022, per Spotrac

Henry showed up at minicamp on Tuesday after opting out of the voluntary portion of the offseason, marking his first training session with the team since suffering a foot injury that kept him sidelined for most of the 2021-22 season. He appeared healthy while running drills and showed off his new look on the field. 

Restructuring Henry's contract with an extension would be a critical move in building around the Titans' rushing offense. With the addition of rookie running back Hassan Haskins to the rushing core, Tennessee will have the potential to dominate on the ground.

Dani Mohr is a trending sports writer for the South Region of USA Today Network based at The Tennessean in Nashville. Contact her at dmohr@gannett.com or follow her on Twitter @daniraemohr

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