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Ron Rivera Presser: Cutting Adrian Peterson was difficult, but the young RBs have stepped up and changed this offense

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today's practice

Ron Rivera talked to reporters for the last time before the team cuts down to 53 players tomorrow by 4pm. The Washington Football Team announced a pretty big cut today when they released future Hall of Fame RB Adrian Peterson.

It was a surprising move, but Rivera explained that it was more about what the team's young RBs were bringing to the table than what AP couldn't. Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, Bryce Love, and Peyton Barber all have something coach is looking for as Washington's offense evolves under OC Scott Turner.

Rivera also talked about meeting with former Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer and being told you have to challenge QB Dwayne Haskins because he wants to be great. He communicated with his franchise QB throughout the offseason and liked the response he got from him. He also stalked Haskins' social media, and liked what the young QB was putting out there about his progression as a QB and a leader.

Adrian Peterson:

Young players:


Peyton Barber:

Kendall Fuller:

Dwayne Haskins Jr: