Adrian Peterson to start for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins have named RB Adrian Peterson the starter for the opener on Sunday.  Peterson was assigned late after the season ending injury to Derrius Guice.

Peterson appeared one one preseason game for Washington.  In the third preseason game, Peterson was impressive, carrying the ball 11 times for 56 yards.  That is an average of 5.6 yards per carry.  Peterson will be backed up by Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine, with Chris Thompson returning from injury as the third down back.  In the latest injury report, Thompson is not even listed, a good sign for the Redskins.

Peterson has amassed 12,276 yards and scored 99 touchdowns in 11 seasons.