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Tennessee Titans pay tribute to Derrick Henry as he departs in free agency

Derrick Henry past a Texans defender
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For the first time in eight years, the Tennessee Titans will be without star running back Derrick Henry. Earlier this week Henry signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens as the Titans begin a new era of its franchise.

Shortly following the announcement of his departure, the Titans paid tribute to Henry on social media releasing a video of his greatest moments with the team.

Along with the video, team owner Amy Adams Strunk shared a statement thanking Henry for his performance with the team.

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“From the moment he arrived in Nashville, Derrick delivered a phenomenal 0n-field performance and displayed the highest level of leadership,” Strunk said. “With every yard gained in Nissan Stadium and every hour of service given to the community, he became further woven into the fabric of this city and our Titans family. We extend our deepest gratitude to Derrick and his family for their time with our organization. His legacy in Nashville will be marked by unmatched perseverance, tenacity and a true friendship with Titans fans — one we know will endure for decades to come.”

After being selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Henry went on to play in 119 games with Tennessee, rushing for 9,502 yards and a franchise record of 90 touchdowns. During that period, Henry was also a two-time All-Pro selection and a four-time Pro-Bowl selection while also leading the NFL in rushing twice.

Henry now moves on to Baltimore where he teams up with MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson in hopes to put the team over the top after an appearance in the AFC Championship Game this past season.

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