Reports: Redskins sign Adrian Peterson to 2-year deal

The Washington Redskins have signed running back Adrian Peterson to a two-year, $8 million deal, according to multiple reports.

Peterson, who turns 34 on March 21, had a career resurgence in Washington last season, running 251 times for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games despite being signed before the Redskins’ last game of the preseason.

The 12-year pro made NFL history throughout the 2018 season, moving into eighth-place on the all-time rushing yardage list (13,318) and tying Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown for fifth-place on the career rushing touchdowns list with 106.

Peterson’s role may not be as prominent in 2019; Derrius Guice, the Redskins’ 2018 second-round selection, is expected to return from a season-ending knee injury that cost him his rookie season.

Rob Woodfork

Rob Woodfork is WTOP's Senior Sports Content Producer, which includes duties as producer and host of the DC Sports Huddle, nightside sports anchor and sports columnist on

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