Washington signs Adrian Peterson to help injury-depleted running back group

Jamaal Charles

NFL Rumors: Redskins To Host Veteran Running Back Adrian Peterson

The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.

Washington's running back group has been hit by a myriad of injuries that started a two weeks ago with a season-ending injury to rookie Derrius Guice.

The Redskins hosted Peterson on a visit today after a recent rash of injuries at the running back position.

According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, Peterson agreed to a one-year deal with the Skins and he'll get a chance to go up against his former teammates in Week 1 as the Redskins travel to Arizona on September 9 for a matchup against the Cardinals.

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In two games vs. the Eagles last season, the Redskins rushed for 139 total yards, averaging four total yards per rush. That injury brought an early end to Peterson's 2017 season.

He was later waived by Arizona. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall suffered ankle injuries in Washington's second preseason game. According to ESPN, head coach Jay Gruden has said that the starting RB job belongs to Rob Kelley. "We've had very unlucky situations with our running backs". He ranks 12th in National Football League history with 12,276 rushing yards, though he has not reached 1,000 yards in a season since 2015. He was suspended in 2014 after he was charged with child abuse. He also has caught 308 passes for 2,586 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Charles was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection in nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he played sparingly last season with the Denver Broncos. "He was that kind of player, and he was doing that for several years there".

Washington opens the season at Arizona on September 9.

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