Titans Move on From Veteran RB Adrian Peterson After 3 Games

Adrian Peterson with Cardinals in 2017
Adrian Peterson with Cardinals in 2017. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Adrian Peterson’s stint with the Tennessee Titans didn’t last long. The team decided to move on from the veteran running back on Tuesday, bringing to an end his time with the franchise after three games.

The Titans confirmed the news on their official website while announcing several other roster moves, including the signing of veteran wideout Golden Tate.

Tennessee opted to sign Peterson, a free agent at the time, after losing star back Derrick Henry in Week 8. The 36-year-old ended up rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown while with the Titans.

According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, there is a chance Peterson still suits up for the Titans in the future. The team reportedly might circle back to the veteran at some point this season again.

For the time being, the Titans are left with D’Onta Foreman, Dontrell Hilliard, and Jeremy McNichols as their options on the running back position. Foreman has been the most productive of the trio in 2021, managing 84 yards in three games and one start while also getting three catches for 63 yards. Hilliard and McNichols have 35 yards and 69 yards on the ground, respectively.

The Tennessee Titans are currently sitting first in AFC South with an 8-3 record. They are also the No. 1 seed in the conference.