RB Travis Henry - Free Agent
|5-9, 220||Born: 10-29-1978||College: Tennessee||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2007 Week 1 vs BUF (23 / 139 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Henry ran hard in his Broncos debut and prevented the Buffalo defense from keying on Cutler. He carried 23 times for 139 yards and added another 44 yards with three receptions. He showed no ill effects from the knee injury that kept him out of preseason games and looked to be all the Broncos had hoped he'd be. The Broncos expect a lot out of him and he seems ready to accept the challenge, although he's the seventh different RB to open for Denver in the past seven years.
2007 Week 2 vs OAK (26 / 128 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Henry carried the ball 26 times for 128 yards. He was targeted twice in the passing game, catching both for a total of eight yards. He showed good power up the middle, with enough speed to get to the outside. He does not go down easily, and is often breaking tackles showing off his excellent stiff arm on numerous runs. He came up lame in the fourth quarter and limped over to the bench, but was able to return in the next series without any limitations.
2007 Week 3 vs JAX (11 / 35 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry was unable to get into a rhythm, in part due to a very aggressive Jaguars' run defense, and in part due to not having many opportunities, although he did score a rushing touchdown. He was not involved in the passing game, with his only target thrown at his feet.
2007 Week 4 vs IND (26 / 131 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry started the game as though he was going to carry the team on his shoulders to victory, carrying the ball nine times in the first quarter and 11 times in the second quarter. His fourth carry in the third quarter saw him hobble off to the sidelines, although he did return in the fourth quarter. Henry was on the bench in the third quarter when Cutler scored on the QB sneak. The ankle injury was considered mild and not a factor going forward.
2007 Week 5 vs SD (16 / 65 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Just a few days after reports surfaced that Henry could be suspended for one year, he started the Week 5 game. He ran fairly well early on, but his carries soon dwindled as Denver fell further and further behind in the game. He wasn't active in the passing game at all, as Selvin Young saw the majority of the receiving touches from the running back spot. And Denver never got close enough to the end zone to give Henry any scoring chances. For what it's worth, HC Mike Shanahan seems content to run Henry as much as possible right now because it's unclear how long he'll have him after this week. Henry got 16 of the team's 17 running back carries in the game.
2007 Week 7 vs PIT (17 / 51 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry had a decent game considering the tough match up, but was forced to leave the game in the third quarter with bruised ribs. He had a hard time finding holes in Pittsburgh's tough 3-4 alignment. The new faces on the offensive line didn't seem to either help or hurt him.
2007 Week 9 vs DET (9 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Henry struggled to find running room for most of the game. His first seven carries netted only nine yards. Henry then broke loose with a 22 yard burst to the Detroit five yard line, but was shaken up on the play. He returned to the game, but had only one more attempt for no gain. Henry caught both his targets for 13 yards.
2007 Week 13 vs OAK (15 / 49 / 2 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry returned from injury and played for the first time since week nine. He had modest success, gaining 49 yards on fifteen carries. Henry did score his second and third touchdowns of the season. His longest gain was for nine yards. Henry dropped both of his targets. The second drop may have been intentional after Cutler dumped the ball off to him with time winding down. Henry did not have much room to run and would likely have been tackled in bounds.
2007 Week 14 vs KC (10 / 24 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
This had to have been an especially sweet game for Travis Henry. During the week he saw the upcoming suspension by the league for drug abuse reversed and he now knows he will not miss any time. He participated in this game as backup to Selvin Young but he still managed to score the only rushing touchdown for the Broncos. He remains a productive running back in the Denver system whether he is the backup or co-starter in the future.
2007 Week 15 vs HOU (10 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry made his first appearance of the game on the second drive for Denver. In the fourth quarter, Henry was hit and remained on the ground in apparent pain. He did not return.
2007 Week 16 vs SD (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry was a complete afterthought in this game, seeing just four total carries in the game and not receiving a single look in the passing game. He also completely fanned on a block attempt of Clinton Hart on a vicious sack of Jay Cutler. And just to make matters worse, when the Broncos finally got to the goal line, it was Cecil Sapp, not Henry, who received the goal line carries. About the only positive that can be taken from the game for Henry owners is the fact that Sapp failed to get into the end zone either time.
2006 Week 1 vs NYJ (9 / 22 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Henry was the Titans' running back of choice in short yardage situation and contributed touchdown runs of three and one yards plus a two point conversion run. He ran tough mostly between the tackles, but found holes hard to come by, averaging only 2.4 yards per carry with a long gain of five yards. Henry had one reception for two yards.
2006 Week 3 vs MIA (21 / 60 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Henry started the game even though he was slowed by a toe injury, and he took all but one of the rushing carries in the game. The Titans seemed determined to get something going on the ground early on in the game. Henry had 53 yards on 14 carries by halftime. But the Dolphins completely shut down Henry and the Titans' running game in the second half, only allowing nine yards in the second half. The Titans were only inside the Miami ten yard line once, and Henry never really got a good scoring opportunity on that possession. He also added two catches for ten yards.
2006 Week 5 vs IND (19 / 123 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Henry keyed the Titans' rushing attack and gained 123 yards on 19 carries. He flashed some of his old power and quickness, and added two pass receptions for ten yards.
2006 Week 6 vs WAS (32 / 178 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 3 / 0 rec)
Henry was dominant running around and through the Washington defense. He ran with great shoulder lean and determination churning his legs for extra yards. As the game wore on the Titans began to feed him the ball more and more. He was able to grind away the clock shortening the game.
2006 Week 8 vs HOU (15 / 29 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry never really got on track all game as he finished with a disappointing 29 yards on 15 carries. The Titans struggled to sustain drives, in part because of there inconsistent passing game, and the Texans' focus on stopping the rushing game. Henry's poor performance was a bit of surprise considering he was coming off two very good games against the Redskins and Colts, and this seemed like a great match-up for him considering how much the Texans have struggled to stop the run.
2006 Week 9 vs JAX (19 / 67 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry ran hard and powerfully, and was fairly effective running the ball. His touches were limited in part to the Titans falling behind early and being forced to focus more on their passing game. Nonetheless when given the ball, Henry managed to gain positive yards, and kept fighting through tackles throughout the game. He was injured and left the game for a few plays but returned.
2006 Week 10 vs BAL (27 / 107 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry had a solid game against a tough Baltimore defense, rushing the ball 27 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. Most of his damage came in the first half, where he ran the ball 16 times for 86 yards, including a second quarter touchdown from one yard out. Henry really helped ease some of the pressure on his young QB Vince Young early in the game, as he helped the Titans control the ball, and the clock for most of the first half. He was bottled up in the second half, as the Ravens seemed to focus most of their attention on stopping the Tennessee running game.
2006 Week 11 vs PHI (18 / 143 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Henry broke off his longest career run in the second quarter, bursting through the center of his offensive line. Breaking past initial contact, Henry hit the secondary and dashed the next 60 yards for a 70 yard score. He added 17 more carries for the rest of the game, adding 73 more yards. Henry also had one catch for eight yards in the second quarter, catching his only possible target. It was worth noting that Henry attempted to stretch the field in the second quarter by running a deeper sideline route, but he was double covered and the ball was defended by the Eagles' secondary.
2006 Week 12 vs NYG (12 / 27 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Despite averaging over 100 yards per game over the last seven weeks, Henry never got going in this game. He lost a fumble early on and finished the day with 27 total yards. He did get Tennessee's goal line carries, including one failed attempt from the two yard line.
2006 Week 13 vs IND (20 / 93 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 9 / 0 rec)
Henry was solid running the ball for Tennessee, finishing with 20 rushes for 93 yards. He was also used sparingly in the passing game, catching three passes for nine yards. Henry ran the ball hard, and had a long run of 33 yards. He did fumble, but the ball was recovered by the Titans.
2006 Week 14 vs HOU (20 / 88 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Henry had a good game. He showed burst and ran hard. Henry's long gain went for 15 yards. On the play, he broke the initial tackle attempt and gained solid yardage before finally dragging the defender the last few yards. Henry had touchdown runs of nine and two yards. Henry now has seven rushing touchdowns on the season. Henry lost gains of eight and 14 yards to penalties. Henry caught two passes for seven yards.
2006 Week 15 vs JAX (12 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Henry ran hard and with power, but did not produce many big plays. He was unable to break away from the Jaguars' first line of defenders.
2006 Week 16 vs BUF (25 / 135 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry rushed for 135 yards on 25 carries, and had a 57 yard run called back on a holding penalty. He still runs hard, breaks tackles, and forces defenses to respect the run. This past week, according to published accounts, the Titans held preliminary talks with Henry's agent about a long term contract with the team.
2006 Week 17 vs NE (21 / 102 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Henry was again the workhorse of the offense, gaining 102 yards on 21 carries. He gained 98 yards in the first half alone, before New England stacked the line of scrimmage and shut him down in the second half. He also caught one pass for three yards. The Patriots are among the toughest teams to run against, only allowing 91.5 yards per game.
2005 Week 1 vs PIT (10 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry entered the game briefly for one carry on the Titans' opening drive for no gain. On the second play of the second quarter (his third carry) he fumbled after a James Farrior hit. He saw limited action until the final quarter when the game was well out of reach. He had six carries for 30 yards on the Titans final two drives, one of which went for 22 yards.
2005 Week 2 vs BAL (18 / 62 / 0 rush, 6 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Henry started the game on the bench as Chris Brown started. As the game progressed, however, Henry saw more time than Brown and was key in helping the Titans run out the clock and secure victory. He did drop a couple of easy passes though, one in particular that would have extended the Titans' first drive, one that ended in a punt.
2005 Week 3 vs STL (3 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Henry's day goes down as a big zero. That's how many yards he gained rushing the ball, and how he (and his fantasy owners) must have felt after it was reported that he had violated the league's substance abuse program. As he was active in this game, he is in the process of an appeal, which the league has not shown consistent response in the amount of time taken before ruling on the subject. He will likely remain active until his suspension becomes formal, but it appears that the Titans' brass has already made their decision to utilize Chris Brown in more of a primary role in the offense. The even bigger fallout may be in who serves as Brown's backup in the absence of Travis Henry. Rookie Damien Nash out of Missouri was inactive in week three, but would be a candidate to fill in if the fragile Brown were to miss any time.
2005 Week 8 vs OAK (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry returned from his four game suspension and was expected to share carries with the oft-injured incumbent RB Chris Brown. This plan never materialized as Brown dodged the injury bug and had a solid game. Henry saw the field once when Brown was shaken up on the last play of the third quarter, but he didn't touch the ball and Brown returned on the following play.
2005 Week 12 vs SF (13 / 86 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Henry gave the running game a much needed spark in the second half and ran for 86 yards on 13 carries. He also had one catch for 14 yards. In the second half, Henry had twelve carries as opposed to Brown's four.
2005 Week 13 vs IND (6 / 18 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Henry watched from the sideline at the beginning of the game while Chris Brown struggled on the field. After the third series, Henry got his opportunity as Brown was regulated to the sideline in passing situations. Henry didn't fair any better on the ground, with an average of just three yards a carry, to the 2.9 from Brown. Where Henry was more successful was in the passing game where he picked up gains of 13 and five yards. The Titans finished with 40 total yards on the ground.
2005 Week 14 vs HOU (8 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Henry entered the game in the second quarter, replacing RB Chris Brown. Henry had only eight carries for a scant 19 yards, as none of his rushes went for over six yards. Henry's bigger contributions came as a receiver, as he caught three passes for 54 yards in the second quarter. Henry would most likely have been more involved with the offense had it not been for his leaving the game in the second quarter. Henry was tackled and his knee folded under him on his last carry in Week 14. The damage to his knee could have been far worse that it later appeared, as Henry was able to walk off the field under his own power.
2005 Week 16 vs MIA (16 / 65 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Henry rushed for 65 yards on 16 carries, but the Titans were forced to throw the ball once they were down in the forth quarter, so he didn't have much of an impact.
2005 Week 17 vs JAX (13 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Henry rushed for 48 yards on 13 carries with all but one of those carries recorded in the first half. With the Titans finding themselves with a 27 point deficit at halftime, Henry and the running game was barely existent in the second half. Henry did have a couple of modest gains called back due to penalties. He also had one reception for a one yard gain.