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Barry Sanders welcomes Peterson to the Lions

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Adrian Peterson's goal is to play until he's 40 years old and to potentially make a run at Emmitt Smith on the all-time rushing record.

Following his release from the Washington Football Team, the Lions gave Peterson a shot to continue his career, and one of the men he's chasing on the all-time rushing list welcomed him to Detroit Monday. 

Arguably the greatest running back ever, Barry Sanders, sits roughly 1,000 yards ahead of Peterson, albeit he only played 10 years in the NFL while Peterson enters his 14th. Still, Sanders seems excited for Peterson to join his old team. 

Washington cut Peterson due in large part to wanting to see what their young running backs had; particularly rookie Antonio Gibson. 

Now, he enters a crowded running back room in Detroit including Kerryon Johnson and rookie second-round pick D'Andre Swift. Carries will be hard to come by, but Peterson's role entering the season has rarely stopped him from producing on the field. 

Can Peterson pass Sanders on the all-time rushing list while he's in Detroit? That'd be something, wouldn't it?