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Adrian Peterson set to sign with Washington

Adrian Peterson is set to work out for the Redskins on Monday

Peterson made seven Pro Bowls in 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson, 33, is a few yards shy of placing in the NFL's top 10 rushers of all time.

The Redskins will work out free agent running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, according to multiple reports. Presumptive starter Derrius Guice blew out his knee in the exhibition opener, ending the second-round pick's rookie season before it began.

According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, Peterson agreed to a one-year deal with the Skins and he'll get a chance to go up against his former teammates in Week 1 as the Redskins travel to Arizona on September 9 for a matchup against the Cardinals. Two backups, Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall, are out with ankle injuries.

Besides Peterson, the Redskins are known to have hosted veterans Orleans Darkwa for a workout and Jamaal Charles for a visit.

The Washington Redskins have turned their attention to a pair of available running backs with serious legacies to their name as they hope to shore up a thin corps at running back. On the other side of the equation, Washington appears to be Peterson's only option, at least without a significant injury to a running back elsewhere before Week 1. "We've had very unlucky situations with our running backs".

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leader in career rushing yards (11,747), career rushing attempts (2,418), and career rushing touchdowns (97). He has played in only 13 games and ran for only 601 yards the last two seasons combined.

The Redskins open the regular season September 9 at Arizona.