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Redskins sign RB Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Tennessee Titans in 2016. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

After losing one of the youngest running backs in the NFL for the season, the Washington Redskins are turning to one of the oldest ones.

Washington has signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson, the team announced Monday. The team hosted Peterson for a workout earlier in the day.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported it is a one-year contract.

"I'm excited," Peterson told the team's website. "It's been a long offseason but I've been keeping my body in shape and [I'm] ready for this opportunity. So when this opportunity presented itself, I was just excited."

The team also worked out Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa on Sunday before signing Peterson.

Peterson, 33, will be playing for his third different team since the kickoff of last season after spending the first 10 years of his career in Minnesota. He ranks 12th in NFL history with 12,276 rushing yards, though he has not reached 1,000 yards in a season since 2015. He has played in only 13 games and ran for only 601 yards the last two seasons combined.

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