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Adrian Peterson has stayed fresh in shortened offseason

by Brad Camara | Lions Correspondent | Mon, Aug 10th 8:16am EDT

Washington Football Team's RB coach Randy Jordan believes the shortened offseason has helped Adrian Peterson "stay fresh." (ESPN )

Fantasy Impact:

Derrius Guice was released on Friday, opening up touches in Washington's backfield. "An offseason in which they weren't on the field at all can help an older player such as Peterson stay fresh," said Jordan. The 35-year-old RB recently said that he hopes to play football until the age of 40. Peterson is entering the second season of a two-year deal with Washington. He will compete with Antonio Gibson and Peyton Barber for touches in Washington's backfield. Peterson logged 211 carries for 898 rushing yards along with 17 catches for 142 receiving yards and five touchdowns across 15 games in 2019. He is currently 50th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings, but expect that number to rise if Peterson is able to win Washington's starting RB job.

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