Lions sign Peterson to 1-year deal

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Football Team has surprisingly cut running back Adrian Peterson

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Football Team has surprisingly cut running back Adrian Peterson

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a very affordable one-year deal worth just north of $1 million, with additional incentives possible. After 10 years with the Vikings, AP bounced around a little bit playing in New Orleans, Arizona, and Washington.

Last season, AP rushed for 898 yards on 211 attempts for the Washington Football Team, which outperformed several other running backs in the league.

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Peterson told NFL Network last month that he's still chasing two things: Emmit Smith's career rushing yards record and a Super Bowl ring. Despite that youth movement at the position, they're now turning to Peterson, the second-oldest running back in the NFL. Lead back Kerryon Johnson, who's coming off an injury-plagued 2019 campaign, will look to have a bounce back year in his third season while 2020 second-round pick D'Andre Swift and promising talents Ty Johnson, 22, and Bo Scarborough, 23, seek to show they belong. Johnson has had trouble staying healthy during his time in Detroit, and Swift's rookie training camp has had injury concerns as well. Peterson posted arguably the best seasons of his career under Bevell.

Peterson managed 1,042 yards in 16 starts for Washington in 2018 and gained 898 yards in 15 starts past year.

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