Derrick Henry has tear-jerking reason for purple suit in Ravens press conference

Henry's first press conference was emotional

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The Baltimore Ravens may have had to say goodbye to some familiar faces in the last few days of free agency, but they made one big addition. The Ravens replaced Gus Edwards by stealing running back Derrick Henry from the Tennessee Titans.

Adding Henry to an offense that helped Edwards run for 13 touchdowns and become the fourth-leading rusher in Ravens history should only make them even more deadly in their pursuit of a championship. Henry seems thrilled to be hear, even giving fans a window into what motivates him.

Henry showed up to his first press conference with the Ravens in a sharp purple suit with a black tie. Henry's chocie of wardrobe had more meaning than just trying to match the colors of his new team, as it has an emotional connection to it that will endear him to this Baltimore fanbase.

Henry said he wore this jacket to his grandmother's funeral in 2016, as purple was her favorite color. Henry, who said that his grandmother helped raise him growing up in North Florida, was reminded of her when he saw a butterfly (which she loved) right before he officially put pen to paper on his Ravens deal.

Derrick Henry honors late grandmother with purple suit in Ravens press conference

Henry is fresh off running for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final year with the Titans despite playing with a poor offensive line and a rookie quarterback in Will Levis for the majority of the season. Henry should be in for a bit of a bump with Lamar Jackson next to him.

Henry seems ready to dominate with Baltimore on the back of a very physical style of play. Henry said he needed to prepare for a "60-minute fight" with the Ravens when he faced off against them, and he would bring even more power and brute force to the team thanks to his running style.

Coach John Harbaugh seems thrilled to add a no-doubt bellcow running back after years of stitching a committee together. Harbaugh said that he doesn't know if the offensive or defensive coaches are the most excited about Henry, as the defense plans to pin their ears back and protect the lead Henry gave them.