After he was recently released by the Tennessee Titans, former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday.
When former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson was let go by the Tennessee Titans last week, some felt like his time in the NFL had officially come to a close. However, the Seattle Seahawks have decided to give Peterson another shot to see if he still has anything left in the tank at 36-years-old.
A few hours after reports began to circulate about the former Vikings running back visiting Seattle on Wednesday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Peterson has been signed to the team’s practice squad.
Despite Seattle only adding the former NFL MVP to their practice squad, there’s still a chance that he could play this weekend when the Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
Adrian Peterson latest Minnesota Vikings legend to join Seattle Seahawks
For some reason, there has been a bit of a pipeline from Minnesota to Seattle over the years as several notable players have suited up for both teams in their NFL careers.
Peterson is now part of a list of former Vikings players who went on to spend some time in Seattle that includes John Randle, Carl Eller, Percy Harvin, Nate Burleson, Kevin Williams, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice, Warren Moon, and Sheldon Richardson.
There’s even a connection between Minnesota and Seattle when it comes to the coaching staff as well. Before becoming the Seahawks head coach, Carroll was the Vikings defensive backs coach from 1985 to 1989. Assistant coaches Darrell Bevell and Jerry Gray have also spent part of their careers with both Minnesota and Seattle.
So, apparently, Peterson signing with the Seahawks on Wednesday is something that probably should have just been expected.