‘Not as Good as Derrick Henry’: Adrian Peterson Gets the Sack from Tennessee Titans

Published 11/24/2021, 6:29 AM EST
Nov 21, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Adrian Peterson (8) is thrown for a loss by Houston Texans defensive tackle Ross Blacklock (90) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Tennessee Titans, in a recent drama following their unfortunate loss against the 2-8 Houston Texans, decided to let go of their recently claimed veteran running back Adrian Peterson. The news was announced publicly on Tuesday just three games after the signing of the player as a replacement for Derrick Henry, showing that he is of no good to the franchise.

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Titans signed Peterson to their practice squad on Nov. 2. This came after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported star RB Derrick Henry to be out for about 6-10 weeks,. However, he was soon promoted to the 53-man roster on Nov. 5 making him available for their next week’s matchup against the Rams.

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Tennessee Titans make a series of moves in their roster

The news of the Titans waiving the veteran running back was one move by the Titans in what we could call a crazy day in the “Music City”. The Titans made 12 roster moves that day to revamp their squad back to excellence.

As a corresponding move alongside Peterson, came the signing of the running back Dontrell Hilliard to their active roster. The Titans signed defensive back Buster Skrine and outside linebacker John Simon, as well as placing defensive back Chris Jackson and wide receiver Marcus Johnson on injured reserve.

Adrian Peterson with the Tennessee Titans

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Adrian Peterson won the 2012 NFL MVP during his time with the Minnesota Vikings, the team which drafted the running back as the seventh overall pick in the 2007 Draft. After playing for the Vikings for ten seasons straight, he gave brief stints with the Saints, Cardinals, Redskins, Lions and then finally with the Titans.

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During his time with the Titans, the running back played just three games recording 27 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown, which came in his first appearance against the Los Angeles Rams in week 9. However, he failed to impress the franchise with his veteran talents.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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