The Redskins resurrected Adrian Peterson's career and were awarded a major new contract. And now, in his first game in 2019, he will not take the field.
Sources say that Peterson is expected to be surprisingly inactive since the Red Skins play the Eagles today. After gaining 1,042 yards last year, averaging 4.2 yards rushing during the return season, Peterson is slated to look on the sidelines.
Second-year sophomore Darius Hewis will be a startup, and coach Jay Gruden is open about how
"We feel he can be first, second and even third back," Gruden told reporters this week. "I think the insult, of course, will probably go through it. Quite a lot."
Peterson, 34, will be looking outside. And one guesses how he will respond to his fate.
Asked by reporters this week whether Peterson might be inactive, Gruden replied, "We will make that determination on Sunday." Pressed for his condition, Peterson said, "At the end of the day, I'm happy to do what they ask me to do. That's all I can do."
Peterson signs a 2-year pre-season contract worth up to $ 8 million. Of that, $ 1