Seattle Seahawks sign 36-year-old RB Adrian Peterson to practice squad
Adrian Peterson's NFL comeback is still alive.
After the Tennessee Titans waived Peterson a little more than a week ago, the Seattle Seahawks signed the 36-year-old running back to the practice squad, coach Pete Carroll announced in a Wednesday press conference.
"I just saw him," Carroll said. "He's in. I'm excited to see if he can help us out and give us a little something. He's a player that I've known forever, way back to his high school days and admired him tremendously over the years. I always was disappointed we didn't get him back in the day, but like I just told him, we finally got him.
"So, I'm looking forward to seeing how he does and seeing how he can fit in. He's an incredible competitor and a great guy. So, I'm anxious to give him a chance to get on the field with our boys."
Carroll was the head coach of Southern California from 2001-09 and tried to recruit Peterson, who played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2004-06, to the Trojans.
Peterson — a 14-year veteran, four-time all-pro and 2012 NFL MVP — originally signed to the Titans practice squad Nov. 2 as Tennessee was looking to replace the injured Derrick Henry. Peterson had been a free agent prior to signing with Tennessee. He played the entire 2020 season for the Detroit Lions.
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In three games with the Titans, including two starts, Peterson posted 27 carries for 82 yards with one touchdown. His longest rush for the Titans was a 16-yard gain in a Week 9 loss against the Texans.
Peterson currently ranks fifth on the NFL's all-time rushing yards list with 14,902, which is 367 yards behind the fourth-ranked rusher, Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks (3-8) have lost six of their last seven games and are in last place in the NFC West.