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Roster move: Adrian Peterson released by Washington

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Updated: The team makes it official

Initial Report:

Twitter exploded a short time ago with sourced/confirmed reports that the Washington Football Team released Adrian Peterson. The initial report was from NFL Network.

While some people had predicted that Peterson would be released, they seem to have been a small minority. Most people had Adrian Peterson slated to be the Week 1 starter for the team — especially after Derrius Guice was released following domestic violence allegations.

With respect to what we’ve heard about Scott Turner’s offense, Adrian Peterson wasn’t perhaps the best fit, but his veteran leadership and productivity over the past two years in Washington seemed like exactly what Ron Rivera is looking for as he seeks to embed his culture in DC.

With the release, the team creates about $2.4m in extra cap space.

The remaining running backs on the roster (for the moment) are Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic.

This kicks off what is likely to be a busy two days of roster news for the Football Team.