Redskins re-sign Peterson to two-year deal

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hadn't announced the contract.

Peterson joined the Redskins on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract in August after rookie Derrius Guice tore the ACL in his left knee. Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games at age 33 and now will combine with Guice and third-down back Chris Thompson in Washington's backfield.

While Peterson is back, plenty else is changing around him. The Redskins agreed to sign former New York Giants safety Landon Collins, formally acquired quarterback Case Keenum and released linebacker Zach Brown and defensive lineman Stacy McGee.

Cutting Brown and McGee saved just over $8 million in salary-cap space to use in free agency. And the Redskins are already at work on spending that money.

Washington agreed to an $84 million, six-year deal with Collins and announced the completion of the trade to acquire Keenum from the Denver Broncos. Adding Collins gives the Redskins another playmaker in the secondary if they keep cornerback Josh Norman for a fourth season.

Greg Manusky will be back as defensive coordinator; Redskins executives met with potential replacements after the season ended. Moves this week show team President Bruce Allen and the front office believe changes in personnel - not coaching - will be enough to improve a defense that ranked 17th in the NFL and struggled after a strong start.

PRO TENNIS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - A couple of teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open.

Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 in 52 minutes to reach the semifinals.

Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb ranked 130th in the world, became the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at Indian Wells since 1990, advancing when Yoshihito Nishioka retired in the second set.

The kids are all right, indeed.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CHICAGO (AP) - Nebraska coach Tim Miles was grinning ear to ear and waving to the fans as he jogged into the tunnel when his night took a comical turn.

He tripped and rolled over. He gave the safe sign as he got up and continued on his way.

The Cornhuskers were safe, too, for at least another day.

James Palmer Jr. tied a career high with 34 points, and Nebraska beat Rutgers 68-61 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.

PRO BASEBALL

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Washington Nationals are counting on Tony Sipp to give them something their bullpen lacked: a lefty reliever to go after lefty hitters in late-game situations.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Sipp and the Nationals agreed in principle on a one-year contract for 2019 that guarantees $1.25 million and includes a mutual option for 2020.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending the successful completion of a physical exam.

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