The Redskins are bringing veteran free agent running backs Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa in for visits in hopes of replenishing an injury-depleted group. According to ESPN, head coach Jay Gruden has said that the starting RB job belongs to Rob Kelley.
"I fly in tonight". AP spent the first 10 seasons of his National Football League career with the Minnesota Vikings but signed with the New Orleans Saints last off-season, although he only appeared in four games before being dealt to the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals released him following the season.
The future Hall of Fame running back can also be the ideal example setter for Guice and show him how to work hard during his comeback from an injury he sustained as well.
Peterson, 33, will visit with the team on Monday, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Needs 37 rushing yards to pass Jim Brown and crack the top 10 all time. Peterson, who knows about returning quickly from a knee injury after tearing his ACL 2011, helped Williams do the same over the summer after the All-Pro left tackle underwent knee surgery this past winter. Washington could reap the benefits of a veteran player being overlooked because of age and injury history. Reluctant to add Peterson as a complementary piece in a committee attack because his presence on the field too often telegraphs a running play, teams have begun to view Peterson as a one-dimensional power back best utilized in cases of emergency. He gave Arizona 448 yards and two touchdowns, though his yards per carry was a pedestrian 3.5. "I've seen guys come through that door and guys go through this process".
The Redskins host the Denver Broncos on Friday night in preseason action. But if he is actually willing to sacrifice playing time for a spot on a roster, then it's possible that the running back could open up the 2018 season as a member of the Redskins.