How long until the Vikings re-issue the jersey number worn by one of the greatest running backs in NFL history? One year.
New safety George Iloka will be wearing Adrian Peterson’s No. 28.
Of course Mike White Jersey , Peterson wore the number previously donned by Ahmad Rashad, who last year was added to the franchise’s ring of honor. But Peterson is destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame; to have his number back in circulation after only one season away from the team seems odd.
Peterson may perceive it as more than odd. He may see it as a slap in the face. At a time when he’s motivated to prove that he still belongs in the NFL, he may derive even more motivation from the team’s decision to set aside the number he wore only temporarily.
Peterson isn’t the only Hall of Fame player to have his number re-issued. Others have worn No. 84 since Randy Moss was traded in 2005 Karl Mecklenburg Jersey , starting with Aundrae Allison in 2007 and continuing with Cordarrelle Patterson, Michael Jenkins, and Bucky Hodges. Though Moss was added to the team’s ring of honor in 2017 Rod Smith Jersey , his number has not yet been retired.
The good news for the Chiefs: Free safety Daniel Sorensen did not tear his anterior cruciate ligament. The bad news: Sorensen’s knee injury could sideline him into the “early part of the regular season,” Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports.
Sorensen missed Tuesday’s practice to get a medical diagnosis, and the Chiefs initially feared he was done for the season.
The Chiefs already were thin at safety Preston Brown Jersey , with Sorensen expected to start alongside Eric Berry.
Berry is returning from a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Kansas City gave Berry a planned day off Tuesday, leaving Eric Murray and rookie Armani Watts as the team’s starting safeties in practice. Murray played 39.8 percent of the defensive snaps last season, making two starts. Watts is a fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M. Justin Jackson Jersey ,