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Peterson released by Seahawks PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 21:29

Adrian Peterson, who led Georgia Southern to a pair of national championships, is looking for a job. Peterson, who played eight-plus years in the National Football League, was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. He originally signed with Seattle on August 12 before being released five days later.
Peterson, who led the Eagles to three consecutive FCS championships games from 1998-2000, and a pair of national titles in 1999 and 2000, was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 2002. He had an eight-year career in Chicago before the Bears cut him loose.
During his stay (2002-09) in the Windy City, Peterson ran for 1,260 yards and scored eight touchdowns with the Bears. At Georgia Southern, Peterson racked up 9,145 yards on the ground and he scored 111 touchdowns in 57 games, including the playoffs. He also won the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the top offensive player at the FCS level, in 1999.
He was also the first sophomore to win the award. He played for current Georgia Tech coach, Paul Johnson.

Lions release Hunter

The Detroit Lions released for Appalachian State University defensive end Jason Hunter on Wednesday. Hunter, who was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as a free agent in 2006 before they released him last year, spent the 2009 season in Detroit. He has 34 tackles, five quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. Hunter, who was fighting for a starting spot in training came, had two tackles in Detroit's pre-season opening loss to Pittsburgh last Saturday night.

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