With an injury to David Johnson, the back looked like he could still carry the load right away for the Cardinals in 2017.More news: Official Imaging samples from "the most awaited phone"
Washington also waived offensive tackle Cameron Jefferson with an injury designation.
Besides Peterson, the Redskins are known to have hosted veterans Orleans Darkwa for a workout and Jamaal Charles for a visit. The first blow came when the Redskins' second-round pick, Derrius Guice, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of the Redskins' preseason opener in New England. If he's at his best he gives the Redskins a homerun threat to pair with Chris Thompson, Robert Kelley, Samaje Perine and perhaps Kapri Bibbs. And with two preseason games remaining, he will get the chance to prove it. 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. That's where Peterson comes in, though we'll have to see how much he has left in the tank.More news: PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2 billion
On the field, Adrian Peterson will always be regarded as one of the greatest running backs to ever put on a Minnesota Vikings uniform. Although he was used sparingly, he put together 296 rushing yards on 69 carries and 1 touchdown (a 4.3 yards/carry average).
But Peterson's season ended after he suffered a season-ending neck injury in November. The 2012 MVP is 12th all-time in rushing with 12,276 yards and needs 37 to pass Jim Brown.More news: Netflix insists they're not adding commercials - but are they?
Washington opens the regular season on the road against Peterson's former team, the Cardinals, on September 9.