Nashville, Tenn. (NWN) — The Tennessee Titans have forgiven 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson after three games into a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday.
The Titans signed running back Dontrell Hilliard from the practice squad to replace Pietersen. He also signed defensive back Buster Screen and brought back outside linebacker John Simon.
He placed defensive back Chris Jackson (legs) and wide receiver Marcus Johnson on injured reserve. Johnson injured his right hamstring in the first quarter of his loss to the Texans last weekAfter a week, he caught five passes to achieve a season-high 100 yards.
With the injury of 2020 Pro Bowl receiver AJ Brown, that has left the Titans thin on wide receiver. That’s why the Titans signed receivers Golden Tate and Austin Mack to the practice squad along with defensive lineman Kevin Strong and running back Rodney Smith.
Fullback Khari Blasingham was also cleared to return to practice, although he remains on injured reserve.
Pietersen originally signed to Titans’ practice squad on November 2. Derrick was promoted to the active roster on day two to help replace Henry. Before the victory over the Rams in Los Angeles. Peterson started two games and had 27 carries for 82 yards and a 3.0-yard average per rushing effort and one touchdown run.
His longest run of 16 yards came against Houston last week.
Hillard has played two matches for Tennessee. He is showing his best against Houston, taking seven catches for 35 yards and eight for 47 yards.
Screen has played 152 games in 11 seasons with Cleveland, Jets, Chicago and most recently San Francisco at the start of this season. He was selected in the fifth round from Chattanooga in 2011.
The Titans added a bunch of experience to Nashville native Tate. He has played 160 games in 11 seasons with Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia and Giants. He has 695 receptions, 8,278 yards receiving and 46 TDs. He has posted three 1,000-yard receiving seasons, and also averages 10.1 yards on 111 punt returns.
Mack played 11 games last season, starting with the New York Giants. Smith played nine games in the last two seasons with the Carolinas after not dropping out of Minnesota. He set a school record with 5,441 career all-purpose yards, including a run of 4,122 yards.
Tennessee also released receiver Chris Rowland and defensive lineman Niles Scott for a vacancy from the practice team.
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