The Facts: Henry was franchise tagged in March and signed his tag in April, securing his services in Tennessee for 2020. Therein lies a greater goal for the two sides, though -- come to an agreement on a long-term deal -- and they've yet to achieve it. Titans GM Jon Robinson said Thursday they've had contact with Henry's representatives over the past two weeks, and the talks have been positive.
Diehards Line: There's no update on whether they are closer to a long-term deal, though. The deadline for the two sides to strike a multi-year agreement is a little over a month away on July 15. As NFL.com suggested, there is a case to be made for not paying a running back, even one who rushed for a league-leading 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. But Henry has proven to be reliable -- a backfield tank who's not only tough to tackle, but also difficult to weaken. Perhaps he will break the recent trend set by backs like Todd Gurley, Devonta Freeman and David Johnson (whose injury issues have kept him from doing much of anything since he signed his extension in Arizona). For now, though, he's on track to play on a lucrative, one-year deal in Tennessee in 2020.