2020-02-12

Washington Likely To Excerise Option In Adrian Peterson's Contract

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A.D. to stay in D.C?

Washington Redskins will reportedly exercise the final year of the 2-year contract with Adrian Peterson, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Peterson, 34, joined the organization after brief stints with Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints in 2017, signing a 1-year, $1.015M with Washington ahead of 2018 season.

In Washington, he rejuvenated his career rushing 1042 yards – his most since 2015. After running back Derrius Guice, 2nd round selection of Washington in 2018 NFL Draft, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason.

The team rewarded him with a 2-year, $5.03M extension with an optional final year. After being used sparingly in 2019, Guice suffered another season-ending knee injury, again.

Keim writes, “The Redskins have until 22 days before the start of the new league year (March 18) to decide if they want to pick up the second year of Peterson's contract. One source said it was likely the Redskins would do so, but nothing is guaranteed.”

With Peterson maintaining his high-level of performance last season rushing 898 yards, and concerns over Guice's durability, the organization will likely exercise their option.

Peterson, a 4-time All-Pro, is due $3.1M if the team exercises their option by February 25.



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