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Peterson to meet with running back-needy Redskins

The Sports Xchange

August 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm.

Veteran free agent running back Adrian Peterson will reportedly visit Monday with the Washington Redskins, a team ravaged by injuries at the position.

Peterson has mentioned that he’s back to full health from a neck injury last year with the Arizona Cardinals. Nothing has yet to materialize for No. 12 on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 12,276 yards in his 11-year career.

Free agent running backs Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa were in Washington on Sunday. Rookie Derrius Guice is out for the year with a torn ACL while Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall each suffered ankle injuries against the New York Jets last Thursday.

Currently, the Redskins only have Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Kapri Bibbs as running backs on the roster, and Thompson hasn’t played yet this preseason as he’s working back from a broken leg last November.

Peterson opened last season with the New Orleans Saints and averaged three yards a carry on his way to 81 yards in four games before being traded to the Arizona Cardinals. He ran 129 times for 448 yards and two touchdowns in six games before suffering the season-ending neck injury.

Peterson worked out this offseason with Redskins tackle Trent Williams.

 

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