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Analysis of the D’Onta Foreman, Mekhi Sargent and Avery Williamson moves

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The Tennessee Titans made several tweaks to both their active roster and practice squad on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their crucial Week 9 primetime match with the Los Angeles Rams. Most notably, Adrian Peterson has now officially been signed, and fellow running back D’Onta Foreman has also been added.

Foreman rejoins the Titans after spending the 2020 season with the team. His addition makes a lot of sense. Look for Foreman to pair with Peterson and form a tandem in Tennessee’s backfield while star running back Derrick Henry rehabs from foot surgery. One thing I like about this Peterson and Foreman duo is that they will keep Tennessee’s running game on schedule as a very physical unit that’s difficult to tackle. There is no replacing Henry, but Peterson and Foreman can dish out some punishment and keep the play-action passing game honest.

Veteran linebacker Avery Williamson has been released. This fan-base got excited when Williamson was reunited with the Titans a few weeks ago, but the former Kentucky standout failed to play a single defensive snap since coming back. The writing was especially on the wall for him when rookie third-round pick Monty Rice started over him in Rashaan Evans’ absence.

Additionally, the Titans waived running back Mekhi Sargent, defensive lineman Caraun Reid, and defensive lineman Eli Ankou from the team’s practice squad. It’s the second time Sargent has been waived in as many weeks. Many fans expected/hoped for him to get a chance in the wake of Henry’s injury, but Peterson and Foreman will give this team more than Sargent can. Ankou was added to the practice squad just days ago and was elevated to the active roster and actually played in the Week 8 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Ankou now finds himself on the market once again.

The Titans have also signed defensive back Nate Brooks and defensive lineman Niles Scott to the team’s practice squad. Brooks briefly spent time on Tennessee’s practice squad back in August.

As always, stay tuned to MCM for all roster updates with in-depth reactions and analysis.