NFL divisional round injuries: Titans’ Derrick Henry clears hurdle to play against Bengals in playoffs

Believe it or not, the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs are upon us. The NFL’s longest season is down to seven games to determine which team will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. Four of those games will take play in this weekend’s divisional round, as the Bengals, Buccaneers, Bills, Chiefs, Packers, Rams, Titans, and 49ers vie to keep their respective seasons alive. 

Per usual, injury reports are one of the main headlines leading up to this weekend’s games. And one of the main injury storylines involves Titans start running back Derrick Henry, who is hoping to be back on the field this weekend after missing the second half of the season after suffering a foot fracture. 

Below is the latest update on Henry as well as injury updates from each divisional round matchup. All odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. 

Bengals at Titans (-3.5) 

The Bengals’ first playoff win in 31 years did not without a cost, especially on their defensive line. The team placed tackle Larry Ogunjobi on injured reserve after injuring his foot. In a corresponding move, the Bengals picked up fellow tackle Zach Kerr off of the Cardinals’ practice squad. An eight-year veteran, Kerr played in seven regular season games this season while splitting time with the Cardinals and 49ers. 

Cincinnati also lost Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson on Saturday after he was placed in concussion protocol. However, Hendrickson was limited Tuesday and a full participant Wednesday, so it appears he will be good to go for Saturday’s game. Wide receiver Stanley Morgan (hamstring) and defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) were the only limited participants for the Bengals on Wednesday. 

For the Titans, their former All-Pro running back cleared the first major hurdle in his quest to face the Bengals in Saturday’s game. The two-time NFL rushing champion, who hasn’t played since breaking his…

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