The Tennessee Titans have signed Adrian Peterson with star running back Derrick Henry who is expected to be out for the remainder of the regular season with a foot injury.
Henry has been tipped to break a host of rushing records this year and be the first non-quarterback to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player since 2012.
That’s when Peterson, now 36, won the award with the Minnesota Vikings.
Peterson was without a club having played 16 games for the Detroit Lions last season and has 14,820 career rushing yards – fifth on the NFL’s all-time roster.
Henry helped Tennessee secure the AFC’s best conference record (6-2) but is now expected to be out for eight to 12 weeks.
There are nine weeks left in the regular season, then five more in the Super Bowl.
Henry was the NFL leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns for the past two years, and currently leads the NFL this season in runs (219), rushing yards (937) and rushing touchdowns. (10).
He was on track to become the first man to run over 2,000 yards in successive seasons and surpass Eric Dickerson’s best total of 2,105 yards in 1984 with the Los Angeles Rams.
Rams sign Miller in biggest trade before deadline
Peterson could make his Titans debut this Sunday against the Rams, who have the AFC’s best joint record (7-1) and closed the biggest deal before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
They signed the star linebacker von Miller Denver Broncos to bolster a defense that already includes three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.
Miller was the Super Bowl MVP as The Broncos became the 2015 NFL Champions and moved in exchange for two 2022 draft picks, but he can become a free agent at the end of the season.
The eight-time Pro-Bowler, 32, has spent his entire career with the Broncos after being the second pick in the 2011 draft.
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