Adrian Peterson, a former All-Pro running back, has been signed to the Titans’ practice squad.
With Derrick Henry ready to undergo surgery, which might keep the NFL rushing leader out for 6-10 weeks, the Tennessee Titans will bolster their backfield with a potential Hall of Fame running back.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Titans have signed free-agent running back Adrian Peterson to the practice squad and want to promote him to the active roster.
Peterson appeared in 16 games for the Detroit Lions in 2020, starting ten of them. With the Lions, he carried for 604 yards and seven touchdowns on 156 attempts.
The 36-year-old has 14,820 total running yards in his career, behind just Barry Sanders for fourth all-time.
After spending the first decade of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, All Day has spent the last four years with New Orleans, Arizona, Washington, and Detroit.
Peterson now joins a 6-2 Titans squad that leads the AFC South by three games and is atop the AFC rankings. When he comes up to speed on the scheme, Peterson has a chance to carve himself a position as the Titans’ early-down ball carrier. While Peterson is no longer an All-Pro, he shown last season that he can still grind out yards between the tackles with the rare explosion.
Jeremy McNichols, the Titans’ No. 2 running back, has mostly been used as a pass-catcher this season, with just seven carries for 38 yards. Tennessee will most likely use a committee system to help replace the void created by Henry’s injury.
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