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Report: Peterson joins Lions shortly after release from Washington

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Just two days after the Washington Football Team released Adrian Peterson, the future Hall of Fame running back found a new home. 

According to Josina Anderson, Peterson will join the Lions ahead of Week 1. 

“They’re giving me an opportunity to play," Peterson told Anderson. I know coach (Darell) Bevell from my days in Minnesota. Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better.” 

Peterson's contract with Detroit is a one-year deal worth just over $1 million with incentives included, per ESPN's Adam Schefter

Washington released Peterson due in part to their excitement about young running backs Antonio Gibson, Peyton Barber and JD McKissic. 

Peterson enters a similar situation in Detroit, who has Kerryon Johnson and rookie D'Andre Swift set to handle most of the touches out of the backfield for head coach Matt Patricia. 

But as we've seen with Peterson over the past two years in Washington, a limited role entering the season has rarely held true throughout the 16-game campaign. One way or another, he finds himself getting the ball.