Redskins set to bring in Adrian Peterson for a visit

Ruben Hill
August 20, 2018

Now Peterson remains without a team as a free agent but appears to have another chance to prove he can still play at a high level with the Washington Redskins set to bring him in for a visit, according to National Football League insider Ian Rapoport. Rookie Derrius Guice was lost for the season because of an ACL injury.

Peterson, 33, played last season for the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals, rushing for 529 yards and two touchdowns.

On the field, Adrian Peterson will always be regarded as one of the greatest running backs to ever put on a Minnesota Vikings uniform.

Signing with the Redskins though will likely depend on what sort of role the former Minnesota running back has in mind for himself. On the other side of the equation, Washington appears to be Peterson's only option, at least without a significant injury to a running back elsewhere before Week 1. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall were also injured during the Redskins preseason game against the New York Jets last week.

Jamaal Charles also met with Washington.

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards, putting him 4,929 yards ahead of Robert Smith, who is in second place.

The change of scenery was just what Peterson needed, as he rushed for over 130 yards in two of his first three games with the Cardinals.

Peterson averaged just 3.4 yards per carry a year ago, while still adding nothing as a pass catcher over 10 games with two teams (11 catches for 70 yards).

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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