Resources are running on the latest move to bring one of Detroit Lions NFL’s all-time greats to the city.
The Lions have signed Adrian Peterson on a one-year deal to run on Sunday, reuniting him with his former offense coordinator Darrell Bevel at the Minnesota Vikings.
Transaction First reported by former ESPN reporter Josina Anderson, Valued at up to $ 2.3 million, including benefits.
Peterson, 35, was released by Washington on Friday The list of 53 people was cut on Saturday.
The Lions kept five running backs on their starting list – Kerian Johnson, 2018 second pick pick; D’Andre Swift, second-rounders this year; Ty Johnson, sixth render in 2019; Bo Scarborough; Fullback Jason Cabinda – But with training camp injury concerns Kerry Johnson, Swift and Scarborough.
Peterson, who was five places behind Calvin Johnson in the 2007 NFL Draft, is currently fifth on the league’s all – time riding list, 1,053 yards behind the Lions’ great Barry Sanders.
He ran 898 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games for Washington last season, having a 1,000-yard season in 2018, but his number has been declining since leading the league in riding in 2015.
Peterson missed most of the 2016 season due to a knee injury and played in 2017 for two teams, the Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints.
He set foot in Washington in 2018 when he signed to training camp to replace the injured Rookie Derius Guys, but he is expected to spend the summer under new coach Ron Rivera.
He finished 21st in the Lions League last season at 103.1 yards per game. They prepared Swift to split time with Kerry Johnson in the second round, having missed significant time with a knee injury in the last two seasons.
Although it was expected that Johnson and Swift would split most of their backfield jobs this season, Peterson is ready to take on some of Johnson’s jobs. Swift, who missed two weeks with a leg injury, returned to training last week after Bevel indicated he was playing catch-up because he missed time.
“It’s not appropriate, we’ll say it,” Bevel said. “There’s a lot of things on the plates of these rookies right now. Obviously, he’s trying to take on a new offense, we did not have an officer. That’s so critical and we miss every day. It’s one thing to see, it’s one thing to see on tape, but it’s one thing to go there and actually implement what you have to do, make the decisions you need to make quickly, not all of them see different representatives. “
Peterson played his first four NFL seasons for the Bevel, averaging 1,446 yards and 13 riding touchdowns a season.
He is expected to join the ranks on September 13 as the Lions open the season against the Chicago Bears.
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