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Redskins Hosting Adrian Peterson

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The Washington Redskins are scheduled to host free agent running back Adrian Peterson for a visit on Monday, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafalo.

Peterson started last season playing for the New Orleans Saints before being traded to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Redskins are in dire need of depth in their running back room as they recently lost rookie running back Derrius Guice to a torn ACL, and will be without both Samaje Perine, who is out with an ankle injury, and Byron Marshall who is also dealing with ankle injuries.

Washington drafted Guice with the hopes that he could take on the workload of a lead back, and with no proven lead back waiting in wings, in the wake of his season ending injury, it makes sense that they would explore the free agent market.

While Peterson wasn’t the productive monster he had been throughout his career during his time with New Orleans and Arizona, he did show flashes of his former self when he received more opportunities with the Cardinals, who were compensating for the loss of their lead back, David Johnson.

Washington only has Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Kapri Bibbs healthy at the moment, after waiving injured running back Martez Carter on Sunday in a move that could be seen as a precursor to the signing of Peterson, should his visit go well.

 

Detroit Lions

Lions Release Glover Quin

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The Detroit Lions have released veteran safety Glover Quin, according to an official team announcement.

In related moves, the Lions cut wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby from the roster.

“We thank Glover for his countless contributions to the Detroit Lions during his six seasons with our team,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said, via an official team statement.

“Since joining the organization in 2013, Glover exemplified everything it means to be a true professional in this league — as both a competitor on the field and a leading voice in the community. Coach [Matt] Patricia and I have the utmost respect for him as a man and player, and we wish him nothing but the very best in the future.”

Quin, 33, started all 16 games last season for Detroit racking up 74 total tackles and 1 sack for the Lions.

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Atlanta Falcons

Falcons Not Tending Brian Poole

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The Atlanta Falcons have informed veteran cornerback Brian Poole that they will not be tendering him as a restricted free agent, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

Poole has played as the primary nickel back for the past three seasons in Atlanta and is coming off a career year in 2018 in which he set a number of career highs in tackles, sacks, and interceptions.

According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, the door is still open for Poole to return to the Falcons but he would have to agree to a lesser deal than the RFA tender.

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Broncos Parting Ways with Brandon Marshall

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The Denver Broncos will not be picking up the option on linebacker Brandon Marshall which will make him a free agent next month, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Marshall, 29, missed most of the 2018 season due to injuries, finishing with 42 tackles in 11 games played.

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