Redskins sign seven-time Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson

Annette Crawford
August 21, 2018

Peterson has signed a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum if $1.015 million with Washington, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN via John Keim, today.

Running back Adrian Peterson has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, the team announced Monday.

Peterson joins a running back group that has been depleted by injuries through the team's first two preseason games. Peterson, who knows about returning quickly from a knee injury after tearing his ACL 2011, helped Williams do the same over the summer after the All-Pro left tackle underwent knee surgery this past winter.

The signing of the 33-year-old running back comes as the team looks to add depth at the position following several key injuries, including a season-ending injury to 2018 second round draft pick Derrius Guice.

Although coach Jay Gruden initially ruled out the idea of importing a mercenary veteran when Guice went down, he realized he was facing dire straits with Perine and Marshall out and receiving specialist Chris Thompson still working his way back from a broken fibula. They also have Kapri Bibbs, who is fighting for a roster spot.

- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 20, 2018He's back: The #Redskins are signing former Pro Bowl RB Adrian Peterson, source tells me and @MikeGarafolo.

Peterson will face his former team, the Arizona Cardinals, in Week 1 of the regular season. He gave Arizona 448 yards and two touchdowns, though his yards per carry was a pedestrian 3.5.

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leader in career rushing yards (11,747), career rushing attempts (2,418), and career rushing touchdowns (97). Peterson should carve out a role right away as an early-down back. He was suspended by the National Football League in 2014 for child abuse.

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