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Titans' Henry appeals 4-game suspension

11/7/2007 - NFL Chris Henry Tennessee Titans + more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee rookie running back Chris
Henry
appealed his four-game suspension Wednesday for violating the
NFL's substance abuse policy, keeping him available for the Titans
with LenDale White and Chris Brown both injured.

Henry officially was notified last weekend he tested positive
for a substance added to the league's banned list within the past
year, and he had five days to appeal or accept the suspension. He
played in the Titans' 20-7 win against Carolina last weekend and
practiced Wednesday.

White sat out practice with what he called a sore toe, but Brown
practiced in his first full session since spraining his left ankle
in the second quarter of a 13-10 loss Oct. 14 at Tampa Bay.

"It's always somewhat frustrating when you're dealing with a
situation like this," Henry said. "But we'll get through it and
take it day by day."

Henry has played as White's backup with Brown out, and he has 18
carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns.