Derrick Henry misses start of Titans offseason program

Henry rushed for 490 yards and five touchdowns in 2016, second on the team in both categories (Courtesy: WKRN-TV)

Former Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry was a no-show for the first day of the Tennessee Titans offseason program.

The Titans April portion of the offseason workouts began on Monday. This portion of the offseason program is voluntary, so head coach Mike Mularkey is not concerned with Henry's absence.

"It's their choice," Mularkey said. "Maybe I used to get disappointed. No control over it. It's their option. It's their choice. Whatever they feel is best for them."

Some of Henry's teammates that are taking part in the offseason program took note of his absence.

"I wouldn't say necessarily disappointing. It definitely puts that little checkmark in the back of my mind and lets me know who I can count on, who I can't count on," Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey said. "To see your teammates show up is definitely great."

Tennessee selected Henry in the second round of last year's NFL Draft. He was second on the team as a rookie with 490 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

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