NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones, a free-agent addition from the Houston Texans, is crossing paths with Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, one of the Titans' second-round picks this year, for a second time.
Jones’ brother, Clay, worked as a strength coach at Alabama when Henry started there.
“His first day of camp at Alabama, my brother was a strength coach there, so I was up talking to him and I was like, ‘Who is this linebacker here?’" Ben Jones said. “I think [Henry] was like 17 at the time. I was like ‘Goodness gracious, we’ve got a grown man.’ And I’m happy he’s on our team.
“He looks the same.”
Veteran tight end Delanie Walker has an eye on the Heisman Trophy winner.
“I’ve been sizing up Derrick Henry,” Walker said. “He’s a big dude. I might have to put him in his place early. But he’s a good dude, I’m just messing with him, giving him a hard time, because I feel like he’s going to be a monster.
“I usually don’t talk to the rookies until they make the team. But he’s one of the guys I think can help this team out.”