The Tennessee Titans recently added former Cardinals cornerback Kevin Peterson to the roster.
.@Titans add DB Kevin Peterson (@Pistol_Peterson) to roster after minicamp tryout.— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) June 17, 2021
To make room on the roster, the Titans waived linebacker Justus Reed.
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Peterson (5-11, 185) was originally invited to minicamp on a tryout basis. He obviously impressed the Titans brass during his audition. The team quickly made room for him at the conclusion of the week by releasing OLB Justus Reed (a 2021 UDFA).
Peterson is 27 years old and has spent time with the Bears, Rams and Cardinals. He played in 12 games with the Cardinals in 2020. That gives us a sample size to analyze in the latest iteration of our “By the Numbers” series despite the fact that he didn’t receive many defensive snaps.
Peterson appears to have the potential to be more than just a camp body. He’s an experienced NFL’er at a position that lacks great depth. There could be some room for Peterson on the backend of the cornerback depth chart. He’ll likely be competing for a spot alongside the likes of Chris Jackson and Breon Borders. Let’s not forget that veteran cornerback Kevin Johnson retired. They could look to replace him with Peterson, a player of similar experience.
Let’s take a deeper look into how PFF graded Peterson throughout the 2020 season.
Coverage snaps: 48
Run defense snaps: 17
Pass rush snaps: 1
Solo tackles: 2
Receptions allowed: 4
* CB with at least 20% of league-highest volume are ranked.
Coverage grade: 35.1
Run defense grade: 63.3
Pass rush grade (one snap): 58.8
Overall grade: 38.3
These numbers leave a lot to be desired. We don’t expect Peterson to make the final roster.