Henry secured both of his targets for 15 yards in the Chargers' 17-13 preseason loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
It wasn't officially Henry's return to action following his May 2018 ACL tear, as he had played 14 snaps in last January's AFC Championship loss to the Patriots. However, the fourth-year tight end recorded statistics in a game for the first time since December 2017, the first step toward preparing for what is expected to be an extensive role in 2019. Henry's snaps will likely continue to be built up over the next two preseason games, with the Chargers' next exhibition coming against the Saints on Aug. 18.
Henry (illness) participated in Sunday's practice, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Henry left practice early Saturday due to illness. The 24-year-old's participation Sunday confirms head coach Anthony Lynn's beliefs that it wasn't a concerning situation.
Henry exited Saturday's joint practice session since he wasn't feeling well and received an IV, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Henry watched from the sideline for the second half of Saturday's practice, but coach Anthony Lynn said he should be fine. The 24-year-old figures to make a return to the practice field relatively quickly.
Henry (knee) made a handful of impressive catches during OTAs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Now a year removed from tearing his ACL, Henry looks fully healthy entering his fourth professional season. Considering veteran mainstay Antonio Gates hasn't re-signed with the Chargers and Virgil Green remains around purely as a blocking tight end, the 24-year-old could be in position for a major chunk of the team's target share, particularly between the 20s. The emergence of Mike Williams as a certifiable red-zone threat might threaten Henry's chances at exceeding his career-high eight touchdowns in 2016, but the 6-foot-5, big-bodied target will still be a featured option near the goal line regardless of the other personnel around him.
Head coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday that Henry (knee) has looked healthy this offseason, and expects him to be a full-go for training camp, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Henry is now a year removed from undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. The tight end himself echoed his coach's sentiments earlier this offseason, acknowledging that his knee feels good throughout training. Targets have been a concern at the tight end position in Los Angeles, considering how heavily the team has relied upon Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen in recent years, but a healthy Henry could be a breakout fantasy candidate for 2019.
Henry said his surgically repaired right knee feels good, but he did acknowledge feeling occasional soreness after workouts, Ricky Henne of the Chargers 'official website reports. "I'm pretty much full-go," Henry said Monday. "Everything feels good. It still gets sore every once in a while, but it's nothing too bad. It's nothing that's crazy. It's just a workout soreness."
The 24-year-old tight end didn't have any limitations Monday when the Chargers opened their offseason program with the usual strength and conditioning work. Henry's full participation shouldn't come as any surprise given that he played 14 snaps in a Jan. 13 playoff loss to the Patriots less than eight months after suffering an ACL tear. He was a popular 2018 breakout candidate prior to the devastating injury and still has most of the same factors working in his favor. There is some cause for concern in terms of target volume even with Tyrell Williams (Raiders) out of the picture -- especially if Henry cedes some snaps to Virgil Green on early downs. The Chargers relied heavily on Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon the past two seasons, but Henry and Mike Williams are talented enough to force the team toward a more equitable touch/target distribution in 2019.
General manager Tom Telesco recently said Henry (knee) is on track to be ready for the first day of OTAs, Al Butler of United Press International reports.
Henry tore his ACL in OTAs last offseason and remarkably made it back to log 14 snaps in the Chargers' second playoff game Jan. 13. The tight end admitted he wasn't 100 percent at that point, though, and his lowly playing time clearly reflected that. It's still notable he didn't suffer any significant setbacks, so it appears he'll have a full, rehab-free offseason to prepare for the 2019 campaign.
Henry, who returned to game action in the Chargers' Jan. 13 playoff loss to the Patriots, acknowledged that he's still not 100 percent at this stage, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The tight end only played 14 snaps on offense in his first contest since suffering a torn ACL back in May, but Henry's mere presence on the field following his impressive recovery timetable bodes well for his chances of regaining top form in advance of the 2019 season. With that in mind, he will continue on his rehab path over the next few months leading up to the start of the Chargers' offseason program April 15. Assuming no setbacks in the process, the 24-year-old will look to build off the promise he displayed as a pass catcher in 2017, when he hauled in 45 passes for 579 yards and four TDs in 14 games.
Henry (knee) played 14 of the Chargers' 71 offensive snaps in Sunday's 41-28 loss to the Patriots in the divisional round. He failed to reel in his lone target of the contest.
Cleared to suit up less than eight months after tearing the ACL in his right knee, Henry was only able to contribute in a minimal capacity. Fellow tight ends Antonio Gates (44) and Virgil Green (21) both earned more snaps, even though the Chargers' pass-heavy game script would have typically favored Henry. The limited usage in a win-or-go-home game suggests Henry still hasn't fully recovered from knee surgery, but he should be closer to 100 percent health by the time OTAs begin in the spring. With Gates likely headed for retirement and Green offering most of his impact as a blocker, expect Henry to re-emerge as one of the Chargers' top pass-catching threats in 2019.
Henry (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Patriots.
Henry, who is bouncing back from surgery to repair his ACL back in May, will thus make his season debut for the Chargers on Sunday. Prior to suffering his injury, the 24-year-old displayed plenty of promise as a pass catcher, and his return to the mix gives QB Philip Rivers another option in the passing game. Given his lengthy absence, Henry figures to be on a "pitch count" Sunday, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him get some red-zone looks in his return to action, with Virgil Green and Antonio Gates also on hand to absorb tight end snaps that don't go to Henry.
Henry (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Official confirmation of his status will arrive upon the release of the Chargers' inactives in advance of the team's 1:05 ET contest, but it appears as though Henry, who has been recovering from a torn right ACL that he suffered back in May, will make his season debut Sunday. In such a scenario, he'll provide QB Philip Rivers with another pass-catching weapon, but it's expected that the tight end will be on some sort of "pitch count" in his return to action.
Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round game in New England, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
The Chargers activated Henry from the PUP list Monday, which marked the final day of the 21-day window in which to evaluate him and make sure his right knee could handle game action. Clearly, the team still has some questions regarding the stability of that knee, despite handling every practice rep thrown his way this week. Expect a decision on his availability to become clear with the release of inactives about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:05 PM ET kickoff. Whether or not Henry suits up, Virgil Green and Antonio Gates are on hand to man tight end for the Chargers.
The Chargers have activated Henry (knee) from the team's PUP list.
Prior to suffering a torn ACL back in May, Henry was viewed as an ascending talent at the tight end position. Now that he's back in the mix, he'll look to regain that momentum, but it's unclear how much work he'll see in Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots. With coach Anthony Lynn already having indicated that Henry will be on some sort of pitch count in his return to game action, the 24-year-old pass catcher is a speculative play in fantasy playoff contests.
Though Henry (knee) won't play Sunday against the Ravens, he would likely be activated from the Chargers' PUP list should the team advance to the divisional round of the playoffs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Henry, who tore his ACL back in May, has bounced back remarkably well from what seemed destined to sideline him for the entirety of the 2018 campaign (postseason included), but should the Chargers get past the Ravens on Sunday, it appears as though he'll be activated Monday. In the event that occurs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com suggests that the tight end would be on a "pitch count," but Henry's return to the mix would be a welcome one, in any case. In 14 games during the 2017 season, the 24-year-old displayed promise as a pass catcher, hauling in 45 passes for 579 yards and four TDs.
The Chargers won't activate Henry (knee) from the PUP list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Thus, Henry won't be available for Sunday's wild-card game at Baltimore.
Since returning to practice Dec. 17, Henry has increased his practice reps slowly but surely in anticipation of completing his recovery from a torn ACL suffered on May 22. However, he won't take the field for the Chargers' playoff opener, which means his teammates will have to emerge victorious Sunday for him to have any shot to suit up in the divisional round or beyond. With Henry unavailable, the team will continue to trust in Virgil Green and Antonio Gates at tight end, at least for one more game.
Coach Anthony Lynn said the Chargers haven't made a decision about Henry (knee) playing in Sunday's wild-card game in Baltimore but noted that the tight end will be on a "pitch count" if he suits up, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Henry seems to be closing in on a return from a torn ACL in near-record time, with an appearance Sunday marking a little more than seven and a half months from the initial injury. Before that comes to fruition, though, he'll have to activated from the PUP list. As a result, he didn't appear on Wednesday's practice report because he has yet to rejoin the 53-man roster. If he's cleared to play during the Chargers' postseason run, Henry will soak up some of the snaps that have gone to Virgil Green and Antonio Gates in his absence.
Henry (knee) is expected to be activated from the PUP list and suit up in Sunday's AFC wild-card matchup with the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
If Schefter's report comes to pass, it would mean that Henry needed just over seven months to recover from a torn ACL in his right knee, which he sustained during OTAs. The tight end resumed practicing with the Chargers on Dec. 17 and apparently hasn't experienced any setbacks since taking the field, leaving the team optimistic he'll be able to contribute in the postseason. Because of his extensive time off, Henry could be eased into game action with a limited snap count, with the Chargers presumably more inclined to use him in obvious passing situations. Henry's impending return could translate to a reduced role for Antonio Gates, who has served as the Chargers' top pass-catching tight end this season with 28 receptions for 333 yards and two scores on 45 targets.
General manager Tom Telesco hasn't ruled out Henry (knee) being available for the wild-card round, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Of course, there are scenarios in which the Chargers don't open the postseason until the divisional round, but all of them include themselves winning at Denver and the Raiders pulling off an upset in Kansas City on Sunday. If the likely outcomes happen, the Chargers will be hitting the road in Round 1, and such a trip could include Henry, who resumed practicing Dec. 17 after tearing his right ACL on May 22. According to Telesco, Henry upped the ante this week, taking part in 7-on-7 and team drills. If he does make an appearance in the playoffs, Henry will have to contend with veterans Antonio Gates and Virgil Green for reps, but having the trio available would keep the TE corps fresher.
Henry (knee) returned to practice Monday, opening a 21-day window for the Chargers to place him on the active roster or rule him out for the rest of the season.
Cleared for individual drills less than seven months after suffering an ACL tear, Henry seems to be enjoying an unusually rapid recovery with eyes toward suiting up at some point during the playoffs. He'll presumably be limited to a part-time role if it ends up happening, but he should be headed for a three-down job in a productive offense next season.
Henry (knee) may start doing individual drills as soon as Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The Chargers still haven't placed Henry on injured reserve, holding out hope he can make it back for some sort of contribution during a playoff run. It's safe to assume he won't play Week 16 or 17, but a game appearance in mid-to-late January isn't totally out of the question. Henry suffered a torn ACL on May 22.
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