Seahawks sign RB Adrian Peterson to practice squad – .

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Seahawks sign RB Adrian Peterson to practice squad – .


The Seahawks also signed wide receiver Cade Johnson and goaltender Elijah Benton to the practice squad on Wednesday.

The Seahawks have been without top running back Chris Carson for most of the season, following a neck injury that required end-of-season surgery, and two other full-backs, Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer , are struggling with injuries that have kept them away. game of the week. Alex Collins, who has played the starter role since Carson’s injury, has been suffering from an abdominal injury for several weeks. With a rushed shorthanded offense, the Seahawks rushed for a record 34 yards on 12 carries in Monday’s loss to Washington, with two scrums from Russell Wilson accounting for 16 of those yards.

Peterson, 36, is a seven-time Pro-Bowler and four-time All-Pro First Team, last performing both in 2015 with Minnesota, where he spent the first 10 seasons of his career. A member of the 2010s NFL All-Decade team, Peterson led the league on ground in 2008, 2012 and 2015, and won MVP honors in 2012 when he ran for 2,097 yards, the second total on highest in NFL history behind Eric Dickerson’s 2,105 in 1984. Peterson’s 119 rushing touchdowns rank fourth all-time.

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