Sunday, January 16, 2022

Titans sign Adrian Peterson to help replace Derrick Henry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans have signed 2012 NFL MVP and four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson to help replace NFL Rushing leader Derrick Henry.

The Titans announced on Tuesday that they have signed Pietersen to the practice squad. This is the sixth NFL team for Peterson, 36, to be unsigned since finishing last season with Detroit. Tennessee plans to add him to the active roster with the Titans (6-2) visiting the Los Angeles Rams (7-1) on Sunday night.

Running back coach Tony Deuse said that Pietersen has obviously been a great player and will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday. Deutz said he would have to see Pietersen on the field to find out what shape the running back is in.

“My job is just to speed him up and whatever he can to help the team, it’s my job to try to locate him and help him along the way,” Deutz said on Tuesday. “Obviously, he’ll go out and do what he does best.”

Henry was scheduled for surgery on his injured right leg on Tuesday. The Titans kept him in injured reserve on Monday.

Tennessee also signed D’Onta Foreman and two others back into the practice squad.

The running back is Peterson who looks like Henry, at least in production. Peterson is a seven-time Pro Bowl running back. He led the NFL in the last three different seasons in 2015. He is one of only eight players in NFL history to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season.

He also became the third 2,000-yard sprinter to play for this franchise. Chris Johnson ran 2,006 yards in 2009, Peterson ran 2,097 yards in his MVP season, and Henry ran 2,027 yards the previous season.

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