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Adrian Peterson Back as the Redskins Starter at RB After Injury to Derrius Guice

Adrian Peterson is back in the Washington Redskins’ starting lineup, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

With Derrius Guice injured, coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that Adrian Peterson will get the start Sunday versus the Cowboys.

The 34-year-old Peterson was inactive Sunday in the Redskins season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles as Gruden decided to ride with Guice.

The second-year pro, however, suffered another knee injury — opposite leg of the torn ACL that cost Guice his entire rookie campaign — and is expected to miss a few weeks. Gruden said there is no update on the running back’s health as of Wednesday.

So Gruden will turn back to Peterson to carry the load on first and second downs.

After Sunday’s tilt, the coach explained All Day being inactive by saying: “So if we have a game where we think we can run the ball 55 times in a game in an I-formation, then sure, I’ll get him up.”

With Guice’s injury, the Redskins now need Peterson.

Gruden said he talked to Peterson, and the running back is in “a good place” after being inactive.

As for whether the situation could arise where AD is inactive once again, Gruden pushed that question into the future.

“That’s in the past,” he said “We’ll worry about (that) when they’re both healthy again. If that decision has to come again.”


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2 Responses to “Adrian Peterson Back as the Redskins Starter at RB After Injury to Derrius Guice”

  1. Nick says:

    Thank God! He should have been the starter anyway! Come on Jay wakeup and smell the coffee!!!!!! Show them why Adrian.

  2. 70 year Redskins fan says:

    For a third year in a row, major injuries are piling up.
    Looks like the squad will have another M.A.S.H. unit season.
    REUBEN FOSTER
    DERRIUS GUICE
    GREG STROMAN
    already cut on.
    And I have probably forgotten three others.

    Non-surgical loss:
    JORDAN REED [what’s new?]
    JON ALLEN
    CALEB BRANTLEY
    JORDAN BRAILFORD
    COLT McCOY
    FABIAN MOREAU
    JOSH HARVEY-CLEMONS

    Hold-out TRENT WILLIAMS
    Drafted injured BRYCE LOVE
    How brain-dead do you have to be to draft a RB who can’t even run?

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