Adrian Peterson returns to the NFL, this time with Seattle and Pete Carroll, who will finally return to coaching after years of trying.
Caroll told reporters during her media appearance on Wednesday that the organization is working to sign 36-year-old Peterson to its training team. He later said he failed to sign Peterson in the 2000s while coaching at USC.
“We finally got him,” Carroll said.
Pete Carroll said the Seahawks are signing Adrian Peterson to their practice team.
“We didn’t get him back in the day (at USC) but like I just told him, we finally got him.”
– Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) December 1, 2021
Peterson chose Oklahoma as his college team.
Following Carroll’s announcement, NFL reporter Josina Anderson tweeted that Peterson texted her to say he “just signed.”
Freelance RB Adrian Peterson just text me “just signed” with #Seahawks.
– IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 1, 2021
The Titans gave up Peterson on November 23 as part of a series of roster changes. He played three games for Tennessee after being signed to their practice team on November 2 and is over 82 feet tall and a hasty touchdown.
Seattle’s addition of Peterson isn’t a big surprise since most of the Seahawks’ rushing core are injured reserves or recovering from injury. Top driver Alex Collins returned from a groin injury Monday in the Seahawks’ 17-15 loss to Washington. He dashed seven times in 14 yards and lost once.
The Seahawks (3-8) finished last in the NFC West. Adding Peterson has the potential to increase their manifest win chances in their last six games.
Peterson could easily be promoted from practice to the Seahawks’ 53-man roster for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. If he’s not added to the game, his next potential debut would be Week 14 on the road against Houston, in his home state of Texas.