Adrian Peterson to visit Washington Monday

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There’s a need for some running back help in Washington and the most prolific rusher of the active free agents is apparently up for consideration.

NFL Media reports that Adrian Peterson will visit with the team on Monday.

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

Peterson said in May that he’s back to full health and talked a few times about teams he’d like to join, but nothing materialized for No. 12 on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.

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

43 responses to “Adrian Peterson to visit Washington Monday

  1. Wow, is he really that desperate? Should just retire and start his 5 year wait for the call to the HOF.

  2. What’s really sad is the fact that the Redskins aren’t reallyinterested in Adrian Peterson. Did you ever, ever imagine hearing that sentence?

  3. You guys don’t get it, in the 2018 NFL, AP is going to be a 15 yard penalty getting machine with his violent running style. See the hit he placed on William Gay. Either the defender will get flagged or AP will every time he touches the ball.

  4. Guys like AP earn the right to try to play until they die. Even the possibility of a couple of games thrown back like they’re young are enough to excite. How many of you were thrilled after his game last season where it looks like the sun hadn’t yet set? He’s only the player I’ve ever seen who looked bigger, stronger, faster than everyone on the field with him along with Barry Sanders, and Sanders was only FASTER than everyone else. As much as he ran through my Packer’s, I want to see the AP experience as many more times as I can even if they only happen once or twice a season.

  5. Someone on local MN radio (Paul Allen?) pointed out this week that Peterson is three yards behind Marshall Faulk on the all-time rushing list. He’s 36 yards behind Jim Brown. He’s 463 yards behind Tony Dorsett. So while money or just a desire to play the game are likely motivating factors, the person who pointed this out also stated that the all-time rushing list is very important to him.

  6. His next desperate move will be blaming Trump and playing the race card for nobody signing him. When all else fails, blame Trump and the white man. That is the motto

  7. haha, all the anti-child abuse comments get so many down votes. I would expect nothing less from the first class, witty, progressive, empathetic, kind, and intelligent fan base of the NFL/PFT.

  8. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 19, 2018 at 4:06 pm
    His next desperate move will be blaming Trump and playing the race card for nobody signing him. When all else fails, blame Trump and the white man. That is the motto

    Tell me something. Do you realize you are racist? You don’t do you? O

  9. I don’t what seems more desperate, Peterson who simply can’t grasp the fact that he’s no longer a lead back, the Redskins who have to know he’s not a fit for their offense, or the absurd comments about Peterson’s reaction if he fails to make the team.

  10. Peterson is a good fit for the Redskings in at least one respect, he usually saves his fumbling for the playoff games and the Redskins have no chance to make the playoffs so it’s all good.

  11. Rimodawkins says:

    August 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    haha, all the anti-child abuse comments get so many down votes.
    _______________________

    These are mostly dopey Viking fans trying to cling to the good old days.
    Unfortunately, Peterson is still their favorite son.
    It’s a sad statement for that fan base when you go to a game in Minnesota and so many of their fans still wearing that idiots jersey.

  12. jjpmn says:
    August 19, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Someone on local MN radio (Paul Allen?) pointed out this week that Peterson is three yards behind Marshall Faulk on the all-time rushing list. He’s 36 yards behind Jim Brown. He’s 463 yards behind Tony Dorsett.

    There’s no way Dorsett is ahead of Jim Brown on the all-time rushing list. Brown had the all-time record until Walter Payton broke it. Then Emmitt Smith broke Payton’s record and still has it to this day. What you’re saying would imply that Dorsett broke Brown’s record first, and I know that didn’t happen.

  13. There’s no way Dorsett is ahead of Jim Brown on the all-time rushing list. Brown had the all-time record until Walter Payton broke it
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    He is, but that’s not saying much, so are nine other players. Peterson needs 3 yards to pass Faulk and 37 to pass Brown, but even if he does, he’ll still only be tenth. In fact he needs 1751 more yards just to pass Frank Gore.

  14. Someone on local MN radio (Paul Allen?) pointed out this week that Peterson is three yards behind Marshall Faulk on the all-time rushing list. He’s 36 yards behind Jim Brown. He’s 463 yards behind Tony Dorsett.

    There’s no way Dorsett is ahead of Jim Brown on the all-time rushing list. Brown had the all-time record until Walter Payton broke it. Then Emmitt Smith broke Payton’s record and still has it to this day. What you’re saying would imply that Dorsett broke Brown’s record first, and I know that didn’t happen.

    The original poster is correct. A simple google of the all time rushing yards leader would show you that.

  15. 1
    Emmitt Smith
    18,355
    2
    Walter Payton
    16,726
    3
    Barry Sanders
    15,269
    4
    Curtis Martin
    14,101
    5
    FRANK GORE
    14,026
    6
    LaDainian Tomlinson
    13,684
    7
    Jerome Bettis
    13,662
    8
    Eric Dickerson
    13,259
    9
    Tony Dorsett
    12,739
    10
    Jim Brown
    12,312
    11
    Marshall Faulk
    12,279
    12
    ADRIAN PETERSON
    12,276

  16. This is just the spot for the child abuser – the organization has no class and has a roster filled with equally lowlife, underachieving individuals. I hope they also add the running back that dragged his wife out of the elevator. And while they are at it, they should add Colon Krappernick to the roster because their starter that they mortgaged the future for won’t last past mid-season.

    A winless season in Washington is looking so delicious (from a former 47 year long fan who has divorced the team this season).

  17. Redskins have one of the top O-lines. Like AP, even Eddie Lacy could run behind Redskins line once he can squeeze between the guards. Just hope AP doesn’t fumble and he’ll be fine.

  18. lebrickie says:
    (from a former 47 year long fan who has divorced the team this season).
    ———–
    Wow. I get the whole Nfl helmet rule & anthem protests negative vibes; but, completely dismissing on a possible addition to the roster,a rb position at that, is borderline turncoat talk.

  19. Would love to see either Charles or Peterson in a Redskins uniform. Charles might be a good fit because he played with Smith before and Peterson’s knowledge as a veteran could be very helpful to the young guys like Kelly and even Guice ahead of next season.

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