The Titans released RB Adrian Peterson. This could be the end of the road for the 36-year-old, who averaged just 3.0 yards on 27 attempts over the past 3 weeks. Tennessee will move forward with RBs D'Onta Foreman, Dontrelle Hilliard and Jeremy McNichols for as long as Derrick Henry is out.
Titans RB Jeremy McNichols (concussion) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's now looking unlikely to be cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. McNichols has averaged 5.5 carries and 3 targets in 2 games without RB Derrick Henry, so his absence would be a slight boost for RBs D'Onta Foreman and Adrian Peterson.
Suffered foot injury in Week 8 Per ESPN's Dianna Russini via a source: "There is optimism that (Derrick Henry) will be back early January. That is perfect timing for this team for playoffs to begin." (ESPN - Dianna Russini) FF Today's Take: Henry was given an 8-10 week timeline shortly after undergoing foot surgery, which could allow him to return during the fantasy playoffs if he meets the most optimistic projection. Until then, Adrian Peterson and D'Onta Foreman will continue to split the early-down work for Tennessee. Foreman has looked better to this point, but it is important to remember he was in camp with Atlanta this summer and occasionally worked out for teams before landing in Tennessee. Peterson is basically getting his first reps since last season.
Titans RB Jeremy McNichols missed Wednesday's practice and is on the injury report with a concussion. It's the first we've heard of it but has McNichols in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the Texans. His absence would turn a 3-man backfield into a 2-man backfield with D'Onta Foreman and Adrian Peterson. McNichols has totaled 11 carries and 6 targets with RB Derrick Henry out the past 2 weeks.
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