Adrian Peterson To Start For Washington Redskins

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Running back Adrian Peterson will make his season debut when Washington Redskins host Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Peterson was named Washington starting running back, head coach Jay Gruden announced on Wednesday. The 13-year league veteran was inactive in team's season-opener against Philadelphia Eagles, instead, Gruden decided to start second-year back Derrius Guice.

Guice, who missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL, suffered a meniscus injury in the loss to the Eagles and could miss up to eight weeks per Washington Post's Les Carpenter.

While in Washington, the 34-year-old’s career has experienced a renaissance -- rushing for 1,042 yards last season.

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Peterson’s teammates were mystified he wasn’t activated in Sunday's 27-32 loss and tackle Morgan Moses called it “slap in the face."

Gruden when asked about his decision to sit Peterson and if he’ll do it again, "that's in the past," he told the Washington Post. “We'll worry about (that) when they're both healthy again. If that decision has to come again."

With Guice injured, Gruden said Peterson is in “a good place” after being activated.

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