The Tennessean reports that running back Chris Henry, cut by the struggling Titans last week, will visit the Redskins tonight and tomorrow and then go on to Houston if he’s not signed.
Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith coached Tennessee’s running backs when Henry was a second-round pick in 2007. The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Henry ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in relief of LenDale White and Chris Brown.
However, Chris Johnson was such a revelation as a rookie last year that Henry got into just one game and carried just once. Henry tied Adrian Peterson for the fastest 40 time (4.4) among running backs at the 2007 combine and has the weight to break tackles. However, his ability to see the proper holes was questioned in Tennessee.
The Redskins already have four running backs and fullback Mike Sellers so either Marcus Mason or recent signee Anthony Alridge would likely be jettisoned if they decide to sign Henry.
- David Elfin