Your First Look at the New Redskins Backfield (Most Importantly Adrian Peterson)

A few takeaways from this 23-second clip that are definitely not overreactions:

  1. Chris Thompson looks to be healthy – Thompson suffered a brutal broken fibula last Nov. 19 vs New Orleans. Despite other injuries to the Washington backfield, Gruden is in no rush to bring Thompson back before Week 1 of the regular season vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
  2. Rob Kelley continues to be a question mark – It’s no secret that the coaching staff isn’t exactly thrilled with their running back options following the Guice and Perine injuries. That is why they brought in 12-year vet and former MVP, Adrian Peterson. There was talk of Rob Kelley showing up to camp lighter than he had in the past – hoping to recapture some of the flashes of the potential as a short yardage back he showed in the second half of his rookie year, but so far he has failed to impress. He will get his chances over the next few weeks while AP learns the playbook.
  3. Adrian Peterson looks good – Good being subjective because this is only one drill from his first day and he’s 33. However, the options for Washington are slim and AP signed for a vet minimum of $1.015 million with a cap hit of $630K per Field Yates of ESPN.

TL;DR Rob Kelley almost falls over, AP will probably be the best 33 year old back in the league this year.

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