On Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans made a slew of personnel moves, including releasing a future Hall of Famer and adding a former Pro Bowl wide receiver.
The Titans have dismissed running back Adrian Peterson and promoted wide receiver Golden Tate to the practise squad.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network indicated that Peterson could make a comeback.
The Titans signed Peterson after Derrick Henry's foot injury necessitated surgery and forced him to miss most of the regular season.
Peterson accumulated 82 yards on 27 attempts and one touchdown in three games with Tennessee. Upon his departure from the Titans, the 36-year-old was ranked seventh on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 14,902 yards.
Before signing with the Titans, Tate was a free agent for the whole 2021 season. Last season, the veteran WR spent 12 games with the New York Giants, catching 35 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns. With Julio Jones on injured reserve and A.J. Brown a frequent feature on the Titans' injury list this season, the 33-year-old joins a battered receiving corps.
The signing of RB Dontrell Hilliard from the practise squad to the active roster is perhaps the most important of the Titans' 13 roster moves on Tuesday. In last Sunday's shock loss to the Houston Texans, the fourth-year back recorded 82 scrimmage yards.
Buster Skrine, a cornerback, and John Simon, a linebacker, were also added to the active roster. Kevin Strong of the defensive line, Rodney Smith of the running backs, and Austin Mack of the wide receivers were all added to the practise squad. The practise squad released wide receiver Chris Rowland and defensive tackle Niles Scott.
The Titans have placed CB Chris Jackson and Marcus Johnson on injured reserve, but fullback Khari Blasingame has returned to practise despite being placed on IR.