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Former Alabama legend goes through first OTA with a new team in the NFL

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry says goodbye to the fans
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Derrick Henry had one home in the National Football League for eight seasons.

Everything changed on March 12, when he went from the Tennessee Titans to Baltimore Ravens as a free agent.

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He signed a two-year, $16 million deal that worth up to $20 million.

Henry, a University of Alabama alumnus, sees the potential to win a Super Bowl with Lamar Jackson and former Alabama standout, Marlon Humphrey. He won the 2015 Heisman Memorial Trophy for the Crimson Tide along with a host of other individual accolades. Henry was a two-time Southeastern Conference Champion (2014-15) and a College Football Playoff National Champion in 2015. He proved to be one of the greatest running backs in Houston Oilers/Titans history and NFL history.

A two-time NFL rushing champion and 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Henry made four Pro Bowls and won first-team All-Pro honors in 2020. The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder took the field Monday for his first session of organized team activities (OTAs) for the Ravens. Baltimore believes Henry is the missing piece to get the Ravens over teams such as Kansas City for a Super Bowl.

He has accomplished a lot in his career, but it is time for Henry to hoist a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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Stephen M. Smith is the senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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