The Redskins have signed RB Adrian Peterson. AP is a future Hall-of-Famer, but his name is much bigger than his game at this point. He averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on 156 attempts between the Saints and Cardinals last year. His 2.3 yards after contact per attempt ranked 49th among 78 qualifying RBs, per Pro Football Focus. He finished 46th among 47 RBs in Football Outsiders' DVOA. The good news for Peterson is that his competition for early-down work in Washington is Rob Kelley and his career 3.9 yards per carry and Samaje Perine, who's sidelined with a sprained ankle. We'd still consider Kelley the favorite for the job right now, but Peterson will be worth monitoring closely over the next few weeks.

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Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. He played through these injuries last Sunday and got in 2 limited practices this week. Peterson is fully expected to play vs. Dallas and can be penciled into fantasy lineups.

As expected, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Panthers and Chris Thompson (ribs) is inactive. Kapri Bibbs will step in as Washington’s #2 RB, but Peterson should handle as many touches as he can handle.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is expected to play against the Panthers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With RB Chris Thompson and Jamison Crowder likely to be sidelined, Peterson should play a big ball-carrying role and an expanded passing-game role. He's a nice RB2 for Week 6.

Redskins RBs Adrian Peterson (ankle) and Chris Thompson (ribs) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Panthers. It sounds like both guys will play, but we'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. RB Kapri Bibbs is next in line if 1 or both of these guys can't go.

NBC Sports Washington's Rich Tandler reports that Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's shoulder injury is "not likely" to keep him out of this weekend's game against the Panthers. An MRI revealed a strain with "no other significant damage" to the shoulder. We'll keep an eye on AP's practice participation this week, but it sounds like he'll be safe to use in fantasy lineups.

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