Thursday's Quick Hits: Wesley Woodyard Set for Denver Return, Derrick Henry's Mindset, and the Titans Injury Report

NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Thursday:

Woodyard’s Return

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodard signed as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos back in 2008, and he made the team as an underdog.

Woodyard ended up playing six seasons in Denver. He was a captain all six years, played in a Super Bowl, and set himself up to sign as a free agent in Tennessee prior to the 2014 season.

On Sunday, he’ll return to Denver for the first time since leaving after the 2013 season.

“I have been waiting on this for six years, so I am excited to go back,” Woodyard said. “I will get to run out of the tunnel at my old stadium, see some of my old teammates, hear some of my old fans cheering for me, make some plays in my old stadium – it’s going to be fun.”

Woodyard said he spends time with Broncos cornerback Chris Harris during the offseason, so the game will be for bragging rights.

Hall of Famer Champ Bailey, another one of Woodyard’s former teammates, will be honored at the game as well while being inducted into the team’s Ring of Fame.

“I will be amped up,” Woodyard said. “One thing I always hear from guys who go back to face their old team is, “Don’t get too amped up.’ So I am going to take that approach, but I am excited to get back to that Mile High atmosphere, because it’s a very unique place.”

Henry’s Mindset

Titans running back Derrick Henry has 388 yards and four touchdowns in the season’s first five games.

He led the team with 78 yards and a touchdown last week, and he has 483 scrimmage yards (120.8) per game and five touchdowns in his past four games on the road.

Since Week 14 of 2018, Henry leads all NFL running backs with 973 rushing yards and 10 rush TDs.

Sunday would appear to be a day when Tennessee’s running game could have success. The Broncos are ranked 22nd in the NFL in rush yards allowed per game (126.4).

Henry, however, noted Denver had success slowing down the Chargers last week.

“They held the Chargers to 35 yards, and they have a good back,” Henry said. “We need to do what we need to do to execute as an offense. If everybody does their job, I think we can go out there and make plays. But they are a good defense – they have guys over there … who are physical and fast. So it is going to be a good challenge.”

Injury Report

Outside linebacker Cameron Wake (hamstring), linebacker Sharif Finch and defensive back Chris Milton (calf) did not practice again on Thursday.

Tight end Delanie Walker (knee) returned to practice after missing on Wednesday as was listed as a full participant, along with offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile (knee).

The Tennessee Titans practice on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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