Adrian Peterson set to start for Redskins in Week 2
Derrius Guice’s knee injury means Adrian Peterson is getting a new lease on life for the Washington Redskins.
Coach Jay Gruden announced Wednesday that Peterson will be the starter Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, a week after being left inactive during the regular season opener.
#Redskins coach Jay Gruden tells reporters on RB Derrius Guice, “there is no (update). He’s just getting checked out.” Gruden says Adrian Peterson will start next week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
It wasn’t long ago that Gruden essentially said Peterson has no role on the team. That changed quickly when Guice went down. One wonders whether this will placate veterans who were angry about Gruden’s treatment of Peterson, or if the damage has already been done there.
Peterson played in all 16 games last season, running for 1,042 yards. The 34-year-old can still play, but he got a high volume of carries to put up those numbers.