Heading east, Adrian Peterson hopes to find his next team

The Vikings legend is currently visiting the Washington Redskins.
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Adrian Peterson is still planning to play football this year, and could be near on his next team.

The veteran running back is currently visiting with the Washington Redskins, that's according to NFL.com's Ian Rapaport.

Rapaport calls him an "intriguing option for Washington," who currently have Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley on the roster, but saw backups Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall go down with ankle injuries in their second preseason game.

But he faces competition from Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa, who are also set to visit D.C.

The 33-year-old spent most of last year at the Arizona Cardinals, following a brief, disappointing tenure at the New Orleans Saints.

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In Arizona he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry, but he was behind a terrible offensive line and did have two 130-yard-plus games before his season was ended by a neck injury.

Charles and Darkwa meanwhile average 4.3 and 4.4 yards per carry last season.

And as NFL.com notes, the problem some teams have with Peterson is that because of his relative lack of versatility, having him on the pitch effectively telegraphs a running play.

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