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Griffin Davies-Wocasek

Griffin Davies-Wocasek

Titans waive RB Adrian Peterson, sign WR Golden Tate

The Tennessee Titans make two unexpected moves with two big named players.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans waived the future Hall of Fame running back and signed veteran receiver Golden Tate. Peterson was signed by the Titans after Derrick Henry suffered a foot injury and was announced to miss a chunk of the season. Adrian played 3 games for the Titans and racked up 82 yards and 1 touchdown and 4 catches for 8 yards. Peterson last played in 2020 with the Detriot Lions where he ran for 624 yards and 7 touchdowns and 12 catches for 101 yards. He was waived because he hasn’t done much with his opportunities and doesn’t have the receiving impact that Dontrell Hillard and D’Onta Foreman have.

Tennessee also signed Golden Tate, who last played for the New York Giants from 2019-2020. Tate was likely signed just in case A.J. Brown can’t go for their game against New England due to a chest and hand injury. Golden has still been targeted many times into his 30s and racked up 84 catches for 1064 yards and 8 touchdowns during his time with the Giants. Now 33, Tate joins an offense that is missing their best playmaker, their Pro Bowl left tackle, and who has a beat-up receiver #1. He can still be efficient with Brown playing and once brought up to speed on the current playbook, he should see a generous amount of targets considering his experience and ability to still get yards after the catch.