Report: Titans to work out Adrian Peterson in wake of Derrick Henry’s injury

Brad Sullivan
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After news broke that Derrick Henry’s season could be over, the Tennessee Titans are reportedly set to work out 36-year-old running back Adrian Peterson as a potential replacement.

Henry suffered a foot injury in the Titans’ 34-31 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts, with an MRI set for Monday to determine if his season is over.

Peterson last played with the Detroit Lions in 2020, but spent a large portion of his career as a standout running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

Over the course of his 10 seasons as a member of the Vikings, Peterson gained 11,717 yards. He’s gained 14,820 over the course of a career that began in 2007 and has him destined for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Even if Henry is able to return this year, it may be a while before he could take the field again. Without Henry in the lineup, the Titans currently only have running backs available that have gained minimal yardage this season.

Henry led the NFL in rushing in each of the past two seasons, gaining 2,027 yards last season. He has collected 937 yards on the ground this season.

One of the other players in NFL history to also have gained over 2,000 yards rushing in a season is Peterson, who did it in 2012 with 2,097.

The Titans currently have the best record in the AFC at 6-2 and are trying to build toward what they hope will be a deep playoff run. On Sunday night, they have a road matchup set against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.