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Future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson signs with the Tennessee Titans

Vincent Frank
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Seven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson now has a new home. While it might have taken an injury to one of the game’s best players, AD will return for his whopping 15th season in the NFL.

According to multiple media reports, Peterson has latched on with the Tennessee Titans practice squad following the season-ending injury to reigning NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry.

Reports indicate that Peterson will initially be signed to Tennessee’s practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster.

Impact of the Titans signing Adrian Peterson

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Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson (28) reacts before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to going down with a foot injury in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts, Henry was having another MVP-caliber season in Nashville. In fact, he still leads the league in rush attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total touches, total yards and total touchdowns. This comes after Henry also led the league in rushing each of the past two seasons.

While Tennessee can’t expect the same production from Adrian Peterson, there’s a lot to like about this move. Even at the advanced age of 36, he’s proven to be productive.

Last season with the Detroit Lions, Peterson put up 705 total yards and seven touchdowns in limited action. Over the course of his previous two years with the Washington Football Team, the future first ballot Hall of Famer averaged 1,145 total yards.