Adrian Peterson Signs With Washington Redskins

Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson will get to lace up his cleats for one more season. This is, after coming to terms on a deal with the Washington Redskins. Details of the contract haven’t been revealed, but it is reported to be a one-year deal.

The 33-year-old Peterson, who played for the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals last season. Peterson had been a free agent since March. When he was released by the Cardinals. The future Hall of Famer didn’t get much interest in free agency due to his age and diminishing skills.

The Redskins decided to bring Peterson in after losing starter Derrius Guice for the season with a torn ACL, then losing backups Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall in their win against the New York Jets last week.

With Peterson on the team, the Redskins have more depth at the running back position. Even though Peterson is the most experienced running back on the team, Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson are ahead of him on the depth chart, which means he won’t get a lot of playing time.

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When Perine and Marshall return from their injuries, Peterson will likely fall further down the depth chart.

In his first 10 seasons in the league, Peterson made the Pro Bowl seven times. Also, he won the league MVP award as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. He is currently in 12th place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 12,276 yards. He also has 2,015 receiving yards.

Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints last offseason after the Vikings declined to pick up the team option on his contract, but he didn’t get a lot of playing time as the team’s third back, and w3as traded to the Cardinals after complaining about his playing time.

In conclusion, despite his diminishing skills, Adrian Peterson finished the 2017 season with 529 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 10 games.

September 1, 2018 by : Posted in news No Comments

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