Breaking News: AP Signs with Redskins
Adrian Peterson has signed a one year deal with the Washington Redskins. After Washington lost rookie running back Derrius Guice for the season with a torn ACL, they clearly felt they needed some help carrying the mail in that backfield. Adrian Peterson is now probably the favorite for carries in this backfield over Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine (dealing with an ankle injury). Chris Thompson is still their best fantasy option out of the Washington RB's. Peterson averaged just 3.4 yards per carry last season between his time in New Orleans and Arizona. He only had 529 yards and 2 TD's before winding up on the sidelines the final 5 weeks with a neck injury. Peterson is a late round flier only at this stage. It is notable that he beat out two younger players trying out for the team in Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa, but Peterson's best days are clearly long gone.