Adrian Peterson Signs With Washington Redskins

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Following Sunday's practice, head coach Jay Gruden said he wasn't looking for a starter, but rather he wanted more depth at the position.

The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. In another move, Washington also signed running back De'Veon Smith and waived tackle Cameron Jefferson, designated as injured.

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The Redskins are turning over a few stones in search of a healthy running back, and they have uncovered some options.

Desperation mode is already kicking in for the Redskins, who are are dealing with a ton of injuries to their offensive backfield just two weeks into the 2018 preseason. Although he was used sparingly, he put together 296 rushing yards on 69 carries and 1 touchdown (a 4.3 yards/carry average).

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- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 20, 2018He's back: The #Redskins are signing former Pro Bowl RB Adrian Peterson, source tells me and @MikeGarafolo. That's where Peterson comes in, though we'll have to see how much he has left in the tank.

The former Minnesota Vikings star split last season between Arizona and New Orleans, playing six games for the Cardinals and four for the Saints, finishing with 529 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

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It is clear that Peterson still has the desire to continue his illustrious career, which it will come down to having the opportunity presented in front of him to do so. That injury brought an early end to Peterson's 2017 season. In 2012, Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards - second most in a season after Eric Dickerson. "It's been a long time coming, and I promise you I'm going to give you everything that I have inside, and for me I'm just happy to be part of a great organization, a good team offensively and defensively and to run behind a great offensive line".

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