Redskins to sign veteran RB Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is set to work out for the Redskins on Monday

Adrian Peterson is set to work out for the Redskins on Monday

Washington has had four running backs suffer injuries this preseason.

Peterson, who spent last season with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals, will reportedly meet with the Washington Redskins on Monday according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. In another move, Washington also signed running back De'Veon Smith and waived tackle Cameron Jefferson, designated as injured.

The organization also hosted former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and former New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa for workouts but didn't sign either player.

Washington needed help at running back after Derrius Guice, the team's second-round draft pick, tore his ACL in the preseason opener against New England last week (Guice underwent surgery on Monday to fix the ligament) and was lost for the season.

Will the Redskins get Peterson at his best? "Like I said, we have had very [unlucky] situations with our running backs with obviously Guice and Marshall and Samaje".

As it stands, Peterson will be that guy, and will have two preseason games to acclimate himself. The Cardinals released him following the season.

But if you need a reminder, this is not the Adrian Petreson who will end his career as one of the greatest running backs ever to lace 'em up. After rushing for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Vikings in 2015, Peterson has gained 601 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in 13 games over the past two seasons. The 2012 MVP is 12th all-time in rushing with 12,276 yards and needs 37 to pass Jim Brown. He didn't. Some things are just always with you.

Despite only rushing for 601 yards and appearing in just 13 games over the last two seasons, Peterson clearly thinks he can still be a valuable asset to some team in the league this year.

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