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Tennessee Titans waive ex-Pro Bowl RB Adrian Peterson after three games

Tennessee Titans waive ex-Pro Bowl RB Adrian Peterson after three games
Former Tennessee Titans running back Adrian Peterson, shown Sept. 8, 2019, signed with the team earlier this month after star tailback Derrick Henry went on injured reserve. File Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday that veteran running back Adrian Peterson was waived after a brief three-game stint with the franchise.

Peterson was signed to the Titans' practice squad Nov. 2 after star tailback Derrick Henry was placed on injured reserve that same day. Peterson was eventually elevated to the team's 53-man roster Nov. 5.

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The 36-year-old Peterson made his Titans debut in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams. His 1-yard touchdown plunge in that matchup tied him with Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton for 11th on the all-time scoring list.

Peterson split the Titans' backfield duties with D'Onta Foreman, Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard. In three games for Tennessee, Peterson had 27 carries for 82 yards and one score.

In corresponding moves, the Titans signed Hilliard, defensive back Buster Skrine and outside linebacker John Simon to their active roster.

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Tennessee also put defensive back Chris Jackson and wide receiver Marcus Johnson on injured reserve and added receivers Golden Tate and Austin Mack, running back Rodney Smith and defensive lineman Kevin Strong to its practice squad.

The Titans (8-3) are scheduled to play at the New England Patriots (7-4) on Sunday.

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