Titans signing Adrian Peterson to practice squad, will elevate him to active roster

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The Titans offense suffered a serious blow Sunday when Derrick Henry suffered a foot injury that will require surgery. He’ll be out indefinitely, though the Titans hope he can return this season.

But Tennessee wasted no time finding a replacement, signing a future Hall of Famer on Monday. The Titans are signing Adrian Peterson to their practice squad with the plan to elevate him to the active roster. Peterson will help fill the massive void left by Henry, joining a Titans backfield that also features Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard.

Peterson played all 16 games for the Lions last season, rushing for 604 yards and seven touchdowns on 156 attempts. He’s rushed for 14,820 yards in his career and made the Pro Bowl seven times, being selected as a first-team All-Pro three times.

The Titans will be Peterson’s sixth NFL team. He spent the first 10 years of his career with the Vikings from 2007-2016.