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Adrian Peterson Makes Redskins Debut Friday

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    Adrian Peterson Makes Redskins Debut Friday
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    Running back Adrian Peterson played in six games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.

    Adrian Peterson will make his Washington Redskins preseason debut Friday evening, four days after signing with the team.

    Coach Jay Gruden said Peterson's workload against the Broncos may depend on how much playing time the starting offensive line gets. Peterson will split carries with incumbent Rob Kelley, who emerged as the front-runner to start after rookie Derrius Guice tore the ACL in his left knee.

    Left tackle Trent Williams is still questionable as he comes off major knee surgery.

    Denver's defense played much better last week against Chicago than in the opener against the Vikings. Coach Vance Joseph said he wants his defensive identity to be “stopping the run” so the Broncos can turn loose the likes of Von Miller, rookie Bradley Chubb, Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray on the quarterback.

    “Stopping the run and putting the offense in a one-dimensional phase, making them be a passing team so we can rush the passer. And, playing with a lead. That's important also for our defense. We do have great pass rushers, but if you don't have a lead, you won't ever see them come out,” Joseph said.

    The game will be broadcast on NBC4 at 7:30 p.m. After the game, get a breakdown in the Redskins postgame report followed by News4 at 11.

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