— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2018
Jay Gruden on #Redskins signing Adrian Peterson: “Really signed him because of the workout. Not just early in the workout but late in the workout. He wasn’t even breathing heavy. He’s in fantastic physical shape.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 21, 2018
Peterson, who played for the Vikings from 2007-2016, wowed Redskins coach – Jay Gruden – in a workout for Washington this weekend. The former Sooner runningback has had some history on what will now be his home turf. In 2011, Peterson tore his ACL and MCL during a win vs the Redskins. FedEx Field has a long and well-documented history of issues on its turf. We won’t get into that here but let’s just say Peterson’s knee hasn’t been the only one to blow up in the cow pasture.
Now his knees his knees are tasked with holding up through the course of 8 games at FedEx. That is, of course, assuming he lasts the entire season. After signing with the Saints before the start of last season, Adrian had a chance to stick it to the Vikings in week 1 last year. However, He and Sean Peyton didn’t exactly see eye to eye over his usage in that 29-19 opening-week defeat, in which he totaled 18 yards on 6 carries.
Adrian Peterson look like he bout to throw hands with Sean Peyton pic.twitter.com/0qqkqsntBm
— Damon J. Kecman (@DownWithDamon) September 12, 2017
Moving past all of this, Peterson could theoretically work out for Washington, as long as he’s not asked to catch the ball or pick up blitzes. With standout pass-catcher Chris Thompson on the roster, that portion will already be taken care of. When Peterson is in to block, Alex Smith better make sure he knows where he’s going with the ball quickly. All in all… it could work.
Pretty fitting that Adrian Peterson's last carry as a Vikings was a fumble. https://t.co/CbAQNduqk8
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) December 30, 2016
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's first-half touches:
1-yard catch in flat
13-yard run, Lost Fumble
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 18, 2016
Steven Hauschka's FG gives the Seahawks their first lead vs the Vikings, 10-9 following Adrian Peterson's fumble pic.twitter.com/HJJwQIhSyD
— Stadium (@Stadium) January 10, 2016
Only time will tell…