Adrian Peterson Signed To The Seattle Seahawks Practice Squad

Adrian Peterson Signed To The Seattle Seahawks Practice Squad

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In a rather surprising move, Adrian Peterson was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad today. It is an odd move for both the player and the organization.

Peterson was just released by the Tennessee Titans last week after joining the committee of running backs they had formed in Derrick Henry’s absence. His time there amounted to 82 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries over the course of 3 games. He also added 4 catches for 8 yards.

Now, he has been added to a Seahawks running back group that has struggled with injuries all year long. Chris Carson is out for the year with a neck injury. Rashaad Penny could be heading back to IR because of a hamstring injury. Alex Collins, DeeJay Dallas, and Travis Homer have all failed to impress throughout the season.

While the Seahawks needed another running back and Peterson needed a new team, they don’t seem to be a great fit for each other. Peterson was just let go by a contender and is at the point in his career where his main priority is likely trying to win his first Super Bowl. The Seahawks aren’t getting him there.

Seattle is currently sitting at 3-8 and would need a lot to break their way to end up in the playoffs. They also have an RB1 who has an injury with a lot of question marks around it. We don’t know much about Chris Carson’s injury, but a neck injury for a running back is always concerning. That leaves a lot of question marks for their future.

The Seahawks know the rest of the running backs aren’t the answer for the future, so why not take a chance on a younger running back or two? Bryce Love is still only 24 years old and we still haven’t gotten to see the Doak Walker award winner take an NFL snap. Kerryon Johnson is also a 24 year old, former NFL starter who is available right now.

For whatever reason, the Seahawks have decided to go with the aging legend, which means we’ll get at least one more chapter to Adrian Peterson’s NFL story.