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Future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson waived by the Tennessee Titans

Vincent Frank

This could potentially be it for future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. Less than a month after signing with the Tennessee Titans as a street free agent, Peterson is once again looking for a job.

Per the NFL transaction wire on Tuesday, the Titans have opted to waive the seven-time Pro Bowler after just three games with the team.

Peterson, 36, signed with Tennessee after star running back Derrick Henry suffered a long-term foot injury. The former Minnesota Vikings top-10 pick went on to record just 82 yards on 27 attempts for an average of 3.0 yards per rush.

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End of the line for Adrian Peterson in the NFL?

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Tennessee Titans running back Adrian Peterson (8) heads on to the field to face the Texans at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn (George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA TODAY NETWORK)

It sure looks like Peterson will have to start thinking about a future off the gridiron. While the history-breaking back performed well into his 30’s, he’s just no longer the player we saw earlier in his career.

Last season with the Detroit Lions, Peterson averaged just 3.9 yards per rush. That performance led to him having to wait until well into the 2021 season to find work. Even then, it didn’t come until one of the game’s top back suffered a serious injury.

With one 1,000-yard rushing season under his belt since the end of the 2015 campaign, this seems to be pretty much it for Adrian Peterson. If so, he’ll finish with the fifth-most rushing yards (14,902) and fourth-most rushing touchdowns (119) in NFL history. Those numbers are good enough for Peterson to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.