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Ravens RB Derrick Henry reveals story behind his purple suit during introductory press conference

The Baltimore Ravens introduced running back Derrick Henry at a press conference after signing him to a two-year, $16 million deal.

Henry was asked about the royal purple suit he wore to the conference. He explained his late grandmother’s favorite color was purple, and he wore the suit to her funeral.

“I actually told Coach [John] Harbaugh … this is a funny story. This is actually the suit I wore to my grandmother’s funeral, who raised me. She died in 2016, and [purple] is her favorite color. So, whenever [executive vice president and general manager] Eric [DeCosta] told me that I would be coming to do a presser, I was like, ‘I’ve got to wear this suit.’ We’re actually moving these next [few] weeks, so I was scrambling through boxes, pulling everything out, trying to find this suit and be able to put it together. I definitely wanted to wear this color to honor her and show all the fans around Flock Nation that I’m ready, and I’m on board.”

Henry’s addition has Ravens fans excited, and he should slot in nicely as a top weapon on the team’s offense.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire