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Adrian Peterson explains why he 'would love to come back' to the Redskins in 2019

Adrian Peterson explains why he 'would love to come back' to the Redskins in 2019

Are you a Redskins fan looking for a reason to remain optimistic about the team's future? Perfect, you've found the right blog.

Here's one thing you can have hope about: Adrian Peterson wants to return to the 'Skins in 2019. The soon-to-be free agent said as much in a 1-on-1 with JP Finlay of the Redskins Talk podcast.

"I would love to come back," the running back told Finlay. "I feel like we are headed in the right direction. I love the attitude of the team and how we were able to overcome adversity. The future is bright for us, so I would love to be a part of it going forward."

Peterson inked a cheap one-year deal with the Burgundy and Gold just before the year started and then proceeded to record a 1,000-yard campaign as a 33-year-old. He'll be a free agent again soon, but he sounds very interested in another go-round with Washington.

"We talked about early on if X, Y and Z happened, what's the possibility as far as me and my future here with the Redskins?" Peterson said. "My agent, they've kinda been going back and forth throughout the season."

One question for Peterson and the team is how a healthy Derrius Guice would factor into the backfield. No. 26 is a guy who wants all of the carries and he didn't exactly thrive in New Orleans when he was part of a rotation. If Guice comes back, you'd have to think he'd eat into some of the veteran's workload.

But Peterson explained to Finlay that he and Guice "could mesh together." As for how long Peterson can remain productive as a pro, he's not exactly preparing for the finish.

"It's crazy because my body feels fresh," he said. "I've been feeling like a deer out there prouncing around the past couple of weeks."

"I'm just going to continue to play," he added later. "I know I can still do it. I feel like people watching, they see what I'm able to do and capable of. I love the game and that's the only thing I see in the near future that would stop me from playing, just losing that love of the game."

For more from Peterson's interview, which includes his unfiltered thoughts about the vindication he feels from his impressive season, check out the Redskins Talk episode below. It's worth your time.

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Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson carved up the visiting DC Defenders for 278 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night in the Los Angeles Wildcats' commanding 39-9 victory.

The Wildcats obliterated Cardale Jones (13-of-26, 4 INT) and the Defenders, who fall to 2-1 on the season.

Johnson completed passes to eight different receivers, including William and Mary standout Tre McBride, who was traded from the Defenders to the Wildcats in the preseason.

McBride finished the night with five catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson played for the Redskins during the 2018 NFL season, suiting up for the final four games after the team lost both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to season-ending injuries. Johnson led the Redskins to a 16-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars during Week 15, throwing for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Johnson was selected by the Wildcats in the XFL Supplemental Draft in Nov. 2019. 

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Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins running back Matt Jones was a force on the ground Sunday afternoon for the BattleHawks in the team's 29-9 win against the Guardians.

Jones paved the way for the St. Louis win, rushing for 95 yards and a score on 15 carries.

Jones was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.

He impressed the coaching staff during his first year in D.C. (794 all-purpose yards, 4 total TDs) but struggled to hold on to the ball, fumbling five times. 

Jones was named the starting running back in 2016 after the Redskins decided to let Alfred Morris leave in free agency.

In his second season, Jones missed nine games with a rash of injuries and eventually lost his starting spot to Rob Kelley. 

He was waived shortly before the start of the 2017 NFL season by the Redskins, and he has been on the move ever since.

Jones and the BattleHawks head to Audi Field for a matchup with the DC Defenders on Sunday, March 8.

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