Peterson’s replacement is being replaced by Dontrell Hilliard of the Titans’ running back.
Nashville, TennesseeAfter playing three games in a series, the Tennessee Titans released Adrian Peterson as the 2012 NFL MVP.
Defensive guard Chris Jackson (foot), and wide receiver Marcus Johnson were both placed on the disabled lists. Johnson was injured in his right hamstring during the first quarter of last week’s loss to Texas. He caught five more air passes with a maximum length of 100 yards one week later.
To replace Peterson, the Titans signed Dontrell Hilliard, a running back from the training squad. They also purchased defensive guard Buster Scrim, and brought back John Simon as a linebacker.
Defender Khari Blasingame also was released to continue training, but he remains on the injured list.
Additionally, the Titans had a shortage of receivers after AJ Brown’s injury. The Titans signed Austin Mike and Jintaite, along with running back Rodney Smith and defensive winger Kevin Strong.
Peterson signed with Titans to be their practice team, replacing Derek Henry who was added two days prior to the win over the Rams. Peterson started two games with 27 passes, averaging 3.0 yards per passing, and touchdowns.
Last week, his longest game was 16 yards against Houston.