Washington is working to assure that he plays next season there.
The team has had “preliminary talks” with the running back about a return for 2019, John Keim of ESPN reports.
Peterson, who turns 34 in March, is scheduled to become a free agent next month. He didn’t sign his one-year deal for 2018 with Washington until Aug. 20, waiting until just before the season.
He ended up with his first 1,000-yard season since 2015 with 1,042 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.
Washington also will see the return of Derrius Guice from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.