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Redskins adds Peterson with 2-year deal worth $8M

Devdiscourse News Desk new york United States
Updated: 14-03-2019 01:31 IST
Redskins adds Peterson with 2-year deal worth $8M

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Veteran running back Adrian Peterson agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal to remain with the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. Peterson confirmed the deal in a phone call with ESPN's Josina Anderson, according to Anderson's Twitter feed.

"RB Adrian Peterson just called me and told me 'I am going back to the #Redskins. It will be a 2-year deal. I feel like we made some good moves to get to where we are trying to go,'" Anderson wrote. Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games for the Redskins last season after signing late in training camp following Derrius Guice's torn ACL.

The 1,000-yard campaign was the eighth of Peterson's career, topped by his memorable 2,097-yard season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, when he fell 8 yards shy of Eric Dickerson's all-time mark set in 1984. The seven-time Pro Bowler ranks eighth in NFL history with 13,318 rushing yards and would pass three more players -- Jerome Bettis (13,662), LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) and Curtis Martin (14,101) -- with another 1,000-yard season.

Peterson is tied with Jim Brown for fifth all-time with 106 career rushing scores. He needs five more to pass Walter Payton for fourth.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United States