Peterson signing one-year deal with Lions

Adrian Peterson agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, the running back told former ESPN reporter Josina Anderson on Sunday.Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Peterson’s contract is worth $1.05 million and includes incentives.The move reunites Peterson with Darrell Bevell, his former offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson was selected to the Pro Bowl in all four seasons (2007-10) under Bevell.”They’re giving me an opportunity to play,” Peterson told Anderson. “I know coach Bevell from my days in Minnesota. Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better.”Peterson, 35, will join fellow running backs Kerryon Johnson, second-round rookie D’Andre Swift, Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough as well as fullback Jason Cabinda as members of the Lions’ backfield. Last season, Detroit finished 21st in the league in rushing last season at 103.1 yards per game.Johnson apparently was pleased with Peterson’s decision to join the Lions, posting on Twitter that, “If i were to take a picture with him would that be fan boying too much??”The news of Peterson’s move comes two days after he was released by the Washington Football Team.

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