Running abet Adrian Peterson turned his one-Three hundred and sixty five days stint with the Washington Redskins into a couple extra years.
Washington is re-signing Peterson to a two-Three hundred and sixty five days deal worth $8 million, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported, by sources truly useful of the peril.
The old rusher’s return comes off a season where he led the crew in rushing with 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns on 251 carries, marking his eighth 1,000-plus-yard rushing effort on his performed 12-Three hundred and sixty five days profession.
Peterson, who turns 34 on March 21, furthermore provides insurance protection in the backfield as closing Three hundred and sixty five days’s 2d-spherical preserve stop Derrius Guice returns from a torn ACL. The presence of Peterson permits Washington the elegant of no longer rushing Guice’s rehabilitation, which has been going neatly.
The aptitude of a Peterson-Guice tandem in 2019 ought to support an offense present process transition at the quarterback express while Alex Smith continues to recover from a grotesque leg injury that is anticipated to sidline him all season. The Redskins traded for Case Keenum a week ago, and he is determined for an early fight with Colt McCoy for the starting job while Smith stays on the mend.
In the period in-between, Peterson has the opportunity to lengthen his enjoying profession and add to his 13,318 profession rushing yards, which heinous eighth all-time in league historical past.