Redskins sign veteran RB Adrian Peterson

Chris Lingebach
August 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm

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The Redskins are signing veteran running back Adrian Peterson, according to 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen and Craig Hoffman.

Peterson, 33, rushed for 529 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals and Saints in 2017. While his best days are behind him – Peterson ranks 12th among all-time rushing leaders with 12,276 career yards – the Redskins have a void at running back after losing second-round pick Derrius Guice to a torn ACL, and feel it's worth taking a look.

Peterson's deal contains no guarantees and he'll be paid for the days he's on the team over the next two weeks. As a vested veteran, his contract becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster in Week 1, meaning the Redskins can release him at any point before that without further financial obligations.

The Redskins confirmed the roster move with a press release Monday afternoon.

"I'm excited," Peterson said. "It's been a long offseason but I’ve been keeping my body in shape and (I'm) ready for this opportunity. So when this opportunity presented itself, I was just excited."

Fans could see Peterson on the field as soon as Friday, in the Redskins third preseason game, against Denver.

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