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Adrian Peterson signs with Redskins

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Whether you love him or hate him, it’s news.

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The 33-year old running back is going to try and give it another go. This time with the Washington Redskins.

Adrian Peterson signed a one-year deal with Washington on Monday. The Redskins approached Peterson probably after the team lost both backups. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall both sustained leg injuries in the second game of the preseason. Neither one is expected to miss a lot of time.

Washington also lost out on projected starter Derrius Guice to an ACL tear in his left knee. The team still has both Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson.

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In 2017, Peterson only participated in ten games and played with both New Orleans and Arizona. In his four games with the Saints, he rushed for 81 yards off of 27 carries. With the six games in Arizona, he rushed for 448 yards off of 129 carries and added two touchdowns.

Peterson was with Minnesota for ten seasons. During that time, he rushed for a near 12,000 yards off of almost 2,500 carries, while racking up 97 touchdowns. People may love him, people may hate him, but there is no doubt that he had a helluva campaign while with Minnesota.

The one memory that will always stick with me is watching AP against the Chargers in Minneapolis on November 4, 2007. Peterson broke the single-game rushing record that day. He ran for 296 yards off of 30 carries, while adding three touchdowns. Almost 11 years later and he still holds that crown.

If anyone is paying attention to him this season, pay attention to the 37-rushing yards he needs to surpass Jim Brown to be in the top-10 for all-time rushing leaders.