Titans to audition Adrian Peterson after devastating Derrick Henry injury

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The Titans are replacing their all-world moving backmost with an all-time great.

The squad announced they are signing moving backmost Adrian Peterson, according to aggregate sources, with Derrick Henry retired indefinitely owed to a ft wounded that volition necessitate surgery.

Peterson, 36, hasn’t caught connected with an NFL squad this twelvemonth aft struggling successful a stint with the Lions past year.

A four-time All-Pro, Peterson ranks 5th all-time successful vocation rushing yards and 4th successful vocation rushing touchdowns. Since leaving the Vikings aft the 2016 season, though, he’s shown his age. In a combined 57 games with the Saints, Cardinals, Washington and Lions since 2017, Peterson has averaged 4.0 yards per carry.

Adrian Peterson carries the shot  for the Detroit Lions successful  2020.AP

Still, the AFC South-leading Titans (6-2) request to find immoderate benignant of fill-in for Henry, who had established himself arsenic an MVP campaigner with 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns successful 8 games.

Of 260 Titans plays categorized arsenic rushing attempts this year, 219 person been Henry runs and 23 person been by backmost Ryan Tannehill. Jeremy McNichols, a 25-year-old erstwhile fifth-round pick, is the next-highest with 7 rushing attempts and is chiefly utilized arsenic a pass-catcher.

It seems apt Peterson volition get a dense workload successful his absence.