Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
6 days ago

Peterson is signing a two-year, $8 million contract to stay in Washington, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson was a 16-game starter his first season in Washington, producing 4.2 yards per carry and eight total touchdowns even as the rest of the team's offense collapsed amidst an onslaught of injuries. His role for 2019 largely depends on the health of 2018 second-round pick Derrius Guice, who seems to be making good progress after dealing with some early setbacks in his recovery from a preseason ACL tear. The Redskins ideally would like to use Peterson in a complementary role during his age-34 season, but they know he'll be up to the task if Guice isn't ready to lead the way.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
1 month ago

Peterson is going back and forth with the Redskins to work out terms for a new contract, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington (per Julie Donaldson) reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise to see both parties interested in a reunion, though there was some thought Peterson would prefer to switch teams now that Derrius Guice (torn ACL) seems to be making good progress in his rehab. The Redskins still hope the second-round pick will be ready for the lead role by Week 1, but that doesn't mean they'll skimp on an insurance plan. Peterson will turn 34 in March and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he took 251 carries for 1,042 yards (4.2 average) and seven touchdowns while starting all 16 games for an injury-ravaged team. Given their major issues at quarterback, the Redskins likely envision a 2019 offense that relies on a three-headed backfield featuring Guice, Peterson and pass-catching specialist Chris Thompson. The team still has more than a month to work out a contract before Peterson can become an unrestricted free agent.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson said he wants to stay with Washington for 2019, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. "Hopefully I'm back here. I want to be a part of what I see we could be as a team and as an organization. I definitely want to be a part of it," Peterson said Sunday. "That's what I'm going to continue to keep my mind on."

EDGE Analysis

Signed after Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL during the preseason, Peterson became a 16-game starter for the first time since 2015, taking 251 carries for 1,042 yards (4.2 YPC) and seven touchdowns while catching 20 of 26 targets for 208 yards and another score. His lack of playing time in passing situations unsurprisingly left him with inconsistent production, averaging 21.4 carries for 97 yards with five touchdowns in seven wins, compared to 11.2 carries for 40 yards with three scores in nine losses. Washington obviously would like to see Guice get healthy and claim the lead role in 2019, but his recovery may take longer than initially expected after an infection in his knee required a seven-week course of intravenous antibiotics. Peterson will turn 34 in March and shouldn't have too much trouble finding a chance to compete for carries even if the Redskins don't bring him back.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson netted zero yards on four rushes in the Redskins' 24-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson's forgettable outing Sunday shouldn't detract from what was a remarkable comeback campaign, one in which the multi-time Pro Bowler amassed 1,046 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground, supplementing those numbers with a 20-208-1 line through the air. His success this season notwithstanding, it remains to be seen whether there's another clear-cut lead-back job the likes of which he found in Washington for Peterson in 2019. The 11-year veteran will be 34 in March, but at minimum, he certainly proved his ability to at least serve in a complementary capacity with his play this past season.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson (shoulder) was listed as a full participant at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

More often than not, Peterson has rid himself of a designation by week's end since dislocating his shoulder Week 5 in New Orleans. He did just that on his second opportunity to do so during preparations for the season finale. In his previous matchup Week 13 with the Eagles, he ripped off a 90-yard touchdown run but otherwise managed just one yard per carry on his other eight rushes.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson notched 1,000 rushing yards this season for the first time since 2015 and eighth time in 12 pro campaigns, pushing him to eighth all-time for career yards on the ground with 13,318. Still, he continues to carry a shoulder injury that regularly impacts his practice reps. As he does most weeks, expect him to ditch the designation by week's end in preparation for an Eagles defense that allowed him to run for a career-best 90-yard touchdown dash Week 13.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson toted the rock 26 times for 119 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to the Titans. He caught one of two targets for eight yards.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson's third 100-yard game of the season pushed him over 1,000 rushing yards for the first time since 2015. The 33-year-old appeared to be losing gas over the last two weeks (29 rushes for 67 yards), but his big day on the ground proved that his renaissance year is not over yet. Peterson will look to put a bow on his strong Comeback Player of the Year bid in a matchup against the Eagles' 11th-ranked rush defense in Week 17.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson (shoulder) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's game at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Over the course of the previous 10 games -- the amount of time he's dealt with a lingering shoulder injury -- Peterson emerged from the week of prep with a designation a trio of times. After following an LP/LP/FP practice regimen this week, he'll keep that number at three. Peterson now can focus on a Week 16 matchup with the Titans, who have allowed 90.5 rushing yards per game to running backs this season.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson has been nursing the same shoulder injury for most of the season without missing a game. His real concern is the state of Washington's injury-riddled offense heading into a Week 16 road game against the surging Tennessee defense Saturday afternoon.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 months ago

Peterson (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on the Redskins' injury report Tuesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This has been Peterson's reality for more than two months due to a dislocated shoulder suffered in early October. With a short week to prepare for Saturday's game at Tennessee, the Redskins may cap his practices reps this week to keep him fresh, especially with the NFC East still up for grabs. No matter, he'll look to uphold his standard while playing with the injury, which has translated to 17.2 touches for 74.5 yards from scrimmage per game to go with five touchdowns in 10 appearances.