Titans waive Adrian Peterson, sign Golden Tate to practice squad

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The Adrian Peterson era in Tennessee lasted just three games.

The Titans announced on Tuesday that they’ve waived Peterson after gaining 82 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown. He also caught four passes for eight yards.

Peterson had his most productive game for Tennessee on Sunday, when he took nine carries for 40 yards. But he played only 15 offensive snaps.

Dontrell Hilliard, who played the majority of offensive snaps in the loss to Houston, was signed to the 53-man roster on Tuesday.

Peterson will become a free agent if he clears waivers.

If this is the end of the road for Peterson, he’ll finish No. 5 on the all-time list in rushing yards with 14,902.

The Titans made a total of 13 roster moves on Tuesday, including signing Hilliard, defensive back Buster Skrine, and outside linebacker John Simon to the 53-man roster.

Defensive back Chris Jackson and receiver Marcus Johnson have been placed on injured reserve. Jackson is eligible to return in two weeks but Johnson is out for the season, as it’s his second stint on IR this year.

The club also signed veteran receiver Golden Tate, running back Rodney Smith, receiver Austin Mack, and defensive lineman Kevin Strong to the practice squad.

Tate, 33, was released by the Giants in March and hasn’t been with a team this season. He had 35 catches for 388 yards with two TDs in 12 games for New York last season.

Tennessee also designated fullback Khari Blasingame to return from injured reserve, starting his 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster.

18 responses to “Titans waive Adrian Peterson, sign Golden Tate to practice squad

  1. 13 roster moves? Just trying to cover up the fact they came out flat on Sunday. Guess have to blame someone.

  2. Anyone who suggests that Peederson should be in the HOF should get their prescription(s) checked.

  3. lesepi says:
    November 23, 2021 at 5:29 pm
    Anyone who suggests that Peederson should be in the HOF should get their prescription(s) checked.

    5 68 Rate This
    What?? I’m trying to figure out if you made a typo. If you intended to say “Peederson”, then sure, whoever that is shouldn’t be in the HOF. Or maybe you meant “Peterson”, and meant say say “should ‘not’ be” in, in which case I would agree with your statement. But if you mean AP should not be in the HOF, then the best-case scenario is you’re trolling. Sadly, the thumbs up and thumbs down ratio to your comment probably won’t get through to you

  4. Frank Gore outlasted him and Barry Sanders outclassed him.
    Adrian is better remembered for going broke while earning millions and beating his kid with a stick than for what he did on the football field
    He was one of those running backs who never really ended up doing anything for his team.
    “Good enough to lose but look good doing it.”

  5. The Titans are not going to recover from losing Henry for the season. They are in desperation mode right now trying to figure out what to do. Tannehill is not going to carry the team; Henry took the pressure off of Tannehill so the offense didn’t have to go through him. Now that the offense does have to go through Tannehill Tenn is discovering he isn’t able carry that weight. Tenn may still win that division because they have any easy schedule and own the tie-breaker over the Colts. But Tenn will not be the No. 1 seed and the Colts are the best team in the division now.

  6. Whether you like the dude or not. He gets a jacket. Absolutely destroyed defenses for several years. All pro, League MVP while several HOF QBs were runner up. All day in gold jacket.

  7. With these latest moves, the Titans have now tied the NFL record for the most players signed to an active roster over the course of a single season….and it’s only week 12. At the rate they’ve been losing players to injuries, they could end up with 100 different players suiting up by season’s end.

  8. In one washed up player; out one washed up player. Peederson hasn’t been good for years – ever since he beat his brat.

  9. Titans do not draft well. Last few years have produced little to no depth on the roster. AJ Brown goes down and all of a sudden your looking for receivers at the local YMCA. Without Henry the team can still win games but putting receivers on the field that have never caught a pass from your QB in practice is silly at best. They lost their tight end to the Pats and do not have anybody willing to step up. Titans roster is depleted and pathetic. Before the trade deadline no moves were made and Julio was already looking like a senior citizen. Another waste of a season.

  10. Peterson is only 367 yard shy from matching Barry Sanders’ record. If they let him play through the season, he would have likely surpassed that. I hope Peterson retires.

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