After almost a year-long break, veteran running back Adrian Peterson found his way back to the league once again after being signed by the Tennessee Titans in early November. Due to the season-ending injury of star rusher Derrick Henry, Mike Vrabel needed the contribution of the 36-year-old who eventually saw action in three games.
From Weeks 9 to 11, Peterson compiled a total of 82 rushing yards on 27 carries to go with a touchdown scored for the Titans. His level of production was respectable given his advanced age though Tennessee still opted to waive him not long after.
The former NFL MVP may not be the old dominant rusher that he once was but his short stint with the Titans showed that he is still capable of contributing to any given team. At the same time, a handful of squads also need to beef up their RB room due to injuries which could potentially open up a roster spot for the tenured veteran in the near future.
With that said, here are three teams that could still acquire Adrian Peterson heading to the latter half of the season:
3. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders have found themselves trending in the headlines for the wrong reasons over the past month. The ugly off-field situations eventually translated to on-field struggles as the Raiders have lost three straight games to nab the third spot in the AFC West with a 5-5 record.
In their recent losses, the ground game has been non-existent as RB1 Josh Jacobs has seemingly been contained by their opponents. Without a prominent rushing threat on the field, the Raiders’ offense eventually became one-dimensional as they are now heavily relying on their passing game. For this very reason, the team has failed to gain rhythm on the offensive end as they scored less than 16 points in all three of their most recent defeats.