Seattle Seahawks Add Adrian Peterson To Running Back Stable

Colin GriffithsContributor IAugust 14, 2010

CHICAGO - 2009:  Adrian Peterson of the Chicago Bears poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by NFL Photos)
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A story like this couldn't possibly be kept under wraps, even though finding news of the signing is difficult at best.  Not even on the Seahawks' official website, except for a small blurb on the transactions page.

Don't get too excited.  

It's not that Adrian Peterson.  Unlike the Vikings' powerhouse, who has rushed for at least 1,300 yards in each of his first three seasons, this Adrian Peterson hails from another NFC North team, the Chicago Bears, and has yet to eclipse the 1,300 career yards mark in his eight years as an NFL player.

The Seahawks' running back situation gets more cluttered by the second.  While Justin Forsett still projects to be the starter, he already has a full compliment to share time with Julius Jones and Leon Washington, not to mention Quinton Ganther, Louis Rankin, and fullback Owen Schmitt.

Peterson's role remains a mystery. It has been mentioned he may be looked at as a return man, but with elusive and quick rookie Golden Tate, as well as second-year receiver Deon Butler, it's difficult to justify a roster spot for Peterson.  Head Coach Pete Carroll's competition mantra continues, as the number of Seahawks roster moves since his hire have now reached a staggering 122.